September Sessions – Surfing on the Isle of Wight by Jason Swain. It’s a bit of a cliche with UK surfers in general and I think Isle of Wight surfers in particular, but every year we wait through the doldrums of all those endless long summer months of clam seas, dreaming of those September swells arriving to bless us with waves on our shores. Created by tropical storms far far away on the other side of the Atlantic, the promise, the dream, is of lovely big clean groundswells breaking on the sandbanks that have been building all summer long, and all of this happening before the water gets so cold that we have to wrap ourselves up from head to toe in 5mm of neoprene just to survive… And today, on the Isle of Wight, at Compton Bay, we finally got a proper September Session and it was just as good as the dream.
Sitting here now typing this, sunburnt, with eyes almost blinded by saltwater and sunshine, with arms like noodles from paddling too much I couldn’t be much happier, well i could, but only if i knew it would do it all again tomorrow :0)
Proper s0ulsurfing photo blog tomorrow if i get a chance, i did get a few wave shots after getting out earlier in the day.
This Sunset Silhouette was shot with the Sigma 12-24mm wide angle lens on the Canon 6D camera.
Exif Data = f/4.5 at 1/800, iso200 12mm
September Sessions, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing.
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