These are some of my favorite shots of the surf in NJ that I’ve taken over the years. I love capturing the feel of an empty, perfect wave – as a surfer, these photos get me going and make me want to paddle out! Despite the way it looks, I also love the dark “chocolate brown” color of the water in some of these shots – it really gives it that ominous, heavy feel. I have great memories of each of these sessions and I’m hoping we have more of this coming our way this spring!
Costa Rica is a beautiful place – the waves are perfect, the weather is nice (unless it’s the rainy season), and the people are friendly. Plus, I love the fact that there are so many different waves, all within a short drive – you got beach breaks, point breaks, and reef breaks all around. All you really need to access all this is a 4×4 vehicle capable of taking you down some bumpy dirt roads through the jungle. Tamarindo is a great base camp for these types of missions since there are great spots all around it.
These photos are out of the archive from a trip to Costa in 2014. It was an epic first taste of what the country has to offer, and I’ll definitely be going there on a surf trip again soon. I didn’t get any surf photos on this trip, but we didn’t have anyone to shoot while we were all out in the water! Either way, check out the photos below for a little taste of the beauty this country has to offer.