Being a product of the Midwest my surfing experience is pretty much limited to the Web. However, this past weekend I had a chance to watch the 2014 Rincon Classic on Rincon Beach just south of Carpinteria, California. I was blown away by the experience as a spectator. As a photographer I found shooting a surfing event challenging but really, really fun.
Take a look at some of the images created from this photo adventure....
The Rincon Classic is the oldest surfing event in Santa Barbara. During my introduction to the Rincon I saw an entire range of surfers...from youth to veteran surfers. All competed in fun and respect for their competitors and the environment. The Rincon Classic was established 31 years ago (1979). Today it is supported by Surf Happens as a way to continue this great event.
It was a pleasure to attend the Rincon Classic and I hope to return in the future to shoot this exciting event.
Please enjoy the slide show.
Craig E Rademacher