Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Checking out the surf

Last weekend's storm left behind some pretty big waves so as soon as the bad weather abated, surfers were out there scouting the best spots. Four guys and a gal came here for an expert assessment. Warning, waves here may appear closer than they are: these guys were perfectly safe where they were.

La tempête de ce week-end a laissé derrière elle quelques belles vagues et dès que le mauvais temps s'est calmé les surfeurs étaient de sortie pour repérer les meilleurs spots. Ici quatre gars et une fille sont venus inspecter la situation. Attention, les vagues ici peuvent apparaître plus proches qu'elles ne sont en réalité : nos observateurs étaient parfaitement en sécurité là où ils étaient.
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36 comments:

Kate said...

The surf is gorgeous; the bodies of the surfers aren't bad either.

Olivier said...

belle composition sur cette photo, tu les as bien saisis. Je ne fais pas de surf, mais cela doit etre tentant pour eux

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous waves and nice composition, but not too good for surfing. Anyway they are braver than I am.

CaBaCuRl said...

Nathalie, thank you for your lovely comments...i really appreciate it. I found your blog through reading Sally's, and she and i are about to do an ATC swap! Yah!! By the way i am originally from Sydney, Nathalie, and am wondering what suburb you live in.

Bergson said...

The 4 Daltons make surfing with Dalton mom

The cat has being carried by the floods

which glance this Nat !!!

;-)

hpy said...

Les grosses vagues sont magnifiques.

Bleeding Orange said...

Bergson a raison on dirait un peu la famille Dalton ! Elle est super cette photo et les vagues n'ont pas l'air mal en effet .

Leena said...

A little bit different atmosphere than in my todays "water or shore" photo:)
I can not imagine power, what those waves have. Photos are brilliant!

Peter said...

... and how did they judge te waves? Did they go for it?

Impressive and beautiful photos!

Cergie said...

Quelle belle photo impressionnante et parfaitement composée
Une grande intensité dramatique en effet et j'aime les couleurs moirées de l'eau étale autour des surfeurs
Comme quoi on est facilement trompé par la perspective d'une photo...

Mais parfois ne peut-il y avoir une lame de fond comme en Bretagne ?
J'ai une grande méfiance de la mer comme dit Renaud souvent c'est elle qui prend l'homme
Il faut la respecter et même quand on la connait, cela ne suffit pas toujours...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice waves to look at. I would not want to be on a board trying to ride one though. I can imagine it from the eyes and minds of the "immortals" like the five young people you show. Wow.

I have 1 baby raccoon today and a pile of poop!
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Nathalie said...

Cabacurl, this is great news! I hope I'll get to see the ATC's you and Sally will exchange.

Bergson, hilarious comparison with the 4 Dalton brothers + Ma Dalton!

Cergie, yes a few people each year are swept out at sea by rogue wave, it's something I always think about too. But in this particular case they were really safe...

Nathalie said...

Peter, no, they occasionally surf off the rocks here but not on this occasion !!!!
They still went surfing but in a less dangerous spot!

isabella said...

Awesome!
I have to admit, we have nothing like that in the Gulf of Mexico...except during hurricanes, of course! But then, surfing is the last thing on your mind ;-)

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

It's really beautiful and I like I were there.. I'm not a surfer but i love to see them. Great photo too !

Chris & Deb said...

Nathalie this is a fantastic shot-such incredible power!

Philippe said...

C'est impresionnant. En Méditerranée, les grosses vagues sont exception; pourtant, à Menton, on peut voir certains jours des surfers. Comme ils aimeraient être à leur place!

Ecureuil said...

Belles photos de ces vagues gigantesques qui ont trouvé admirateurs !!! Belle continuation pour ton blog qui mérite bien d'être vu par l'autre bout du monde...

GMG said...

Glad to see that things returned to normal. The Dalton's idea was super!

Someone in Al Ain said...

wow..thats a lovely picture..

by the way i like your blog so much..i am really enjoying reading it...smile

Faye Pekas said...

This is an exceptional shot. It needs to be entered in a contest somewhere :)

I just looked back through some of your posts I missed. I didn't know you had a flood. I'm glad your house wasn't flooded too.

Carol E. said...

Beautiful! I find waves endlessly fascinating.

richard said...

This is a great photo Nathalie. Unusual as well. I might crop it top and or bottom to accentuate the longitudinal composition, but that's a personal preference. I'd probably also do it in B+W of course ;)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Wow! Awesome photo. I can almost feel the salty misty air from the surf.

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