Surfing The last day Winter at Freshwater Bay by Jason Swain. Some photos from a day that offered waves from first light to last light, sometimes huge and sometimes perfect, but always pretty good. These were all shot around 1pm at Freshwater Bay just before i got in and surfed myself.
Quite a few people are describing the late afternoon as the best ever at Freshy, not sure about that myself, having lived at the bay for 18 years I’ve seen a lot of really epic days, but yes it was pretty good in these photos, then it got better for me when i was in there until around 3pm and I’ve been told by reliable sources (Ian Pacey) that it got even better at about 4pm (by which time i was gone) so who knows maybe it was the best ever?
Anyway, it was a lot of fun either way, and was followed up by some more nice clean big lines again this morning which was the perfect way to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.
All photos shot with the Sigma 50-500mm telephoto lens on a Canon 6D body, mostly from over by the cabbage patch dodgy the waves whilst balanced on a rock.
Look out for a few shots which really show how chalky the water is after the big landslide / cliff fall from Tennyson Down, I wonder if all that chalk in the water makes it any heavier when a set wave lands on your head? felt like it 🙂
Exif data on each picture once you click the slideshow.
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