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Surf's Up! Near Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, CA.
This is one of the first shots I took on that day. I was standing on a rock checking out the waves. This surfer came down the rocks behind me. He said hi and asked if I had gotten any good shots. I said a few. He walked past me and stood on the edge of the rocks waiting for the tide to come up so he could jump in. I grabbed this shot just as he was jumping off the rock into the ocean. Turned out to be one of the best shots I got that day.
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