Hawaiian bodyboarders: riding off Nukoli’i Beach
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Nukoli’i Beach seems to be an unpredictable surfing location in the winter. The waves moving west were great the first few days on this eastern beach that we were in Kaua’i at the beginning of December. However after one huge storm that raged across the island, they remained choppy and were not frequented by any surfers or bodyboarders for the rest of our stay. Those first few days I did get out twice to photograph some of the bodyboarders. The waves were breaking pretty far out but a long lens helped to make a few images.
This trip to Hawai’i I spent my time in the ocean photographing underwater and that squeezed out any time that I might have gone bodyboarding or surfing. I’ll make up for that on the next visit. It was really fun to watch these guys ripping along the waves. I can’t wait to join in!
I remember trying to get on top of a body board to go behind a boat and never did succeed. Switched to the tube. Looks like fun though I am way too out of shape for this and perhaps too old but fun to watch and photograph.
January 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm
Great shots and the water is so inviting….takes blue to a whole new level
January 18, 2013 at 5:57 am
Wonderful photography- really nice action which I am sure required hard work for you.
January 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm