Small Sunny January

Small Sunny January

February 21, 2019

If you talk to anyway wave hunting lately, most everyone is pretty annoyed with this season's swell.  We usually expect big nor'easter storms to roll thru in the winter months, generating big waves and heavy offshore winds.  Last season we were totally spoiled with head to overhead 6-8'+ days regularly occurring once a week.  This season has been a little different, but perhaps that's a good thing to get me more accustomed to swimming in cold conditions.

While we have been having swell almosssttttt once a week, a lot of them have been overhyped and over forecasted.  The winds have been out of the west, and rather warm, which is entirely atypical and certainly not ideal for helping produce our big winter waves.  But there have certainly been some fun smaller sessions.

I was looking back at some of the sunny morning shoots I had back in January, and perhaps one of my favorite shots from the season so far -- Tuesday Morning -- came from one such session.

It's not always going to be big an heavy, but I'll take a small sunny day if it comes along!

Prints available

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography

Cate Brown Ocean Fine Art Water Wave Surf Photography



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