Happy Holidays! It's the week of Christmas, and I feel like I'm still catching up from a busy season of late summer surf and fall travel. Right before I left for Ireland there were back to back swells that just seemed too perfect to pass up. It was mostly knee high or die, and I was out there swimming at golden hour with friends for two of my favorite sessions of the whole season! Plus a day of 75° and sunny in late September left us all thinking back to last year's incredible Indian Summer.
First up was a spur of the moment mid-September session in Narragansett. I got the call with only a couple hours of daylight left, but within minutes I was in the car and heading down to a more private break. We found it next to empty, and happily ran into three other friends already enjoying the little golden waves Neptune had sent our way! The next day I was on a plane to Sheboygan for Para Sailing Worlds.
Just days after I returned from the midwest, there was that beautiful day of nothing but warmth, sun, and next to no wind. I took the drone down to the beach, shedding my jackets in the car on the drive down, and found myself getting some sun in nothing but a bathing suit while I droned the nearby action. Just days prior it had been near 40°, so it was hard to believe I was laying out enjoying a perfect beach day in late September.
A couple days after that, I got another late afternoon call for a quiet little log session with friends. I actually climbed on a board for the first time in over a year and made a pitiful attempt at catching waves! I quickly realized why I found shooting surf so much more enjoyable that actually surfing hahahah! Two days later I was on a plane to Ireland.
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Some days I just don't feel like swimming. Some days I don't feel like shooting with a 7lb telephoto setup on the beach. Those days are perfectly suited for drone shots, should the wind be accommodating enough.
I've only had a couple drone flights this winter, one during a sunny but cold morning at the beach, and a second during a slightly windier day at Point Judith lighthouse. It's always a refreshing perspective!
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