I've just wallpapered my desktop with this fabulous shot after an email from SurferMag who've proffered up a rack of fine photos for your delectation & delight. Like most "free" wallpapers, there's usually a name or a logo stuck somewhere in a corner that ruins the shot. In this case (without wanting to detract from Clark Little, the Hawaiian photographer who took the original) a bit of Photoshopping has enabled me to render this vision logo-free. If you ain't up to all that techie tweaking, email me and I'll send you the cleaned up version at a higher resolution.
For those of you who prefer to ogle fluid waves than static shots, I might point you in the direction of my friend Mr.B (who brought us Substance, Driven & Performing Monkeys). He's hooked up with Surfline to produce some "websiodes" that he hopes will showcase and pump up the profile of the British surf scene. As the man himself says:
"I was looking at some of the Surfline videos and realised that I have footage from the UK with just as good waves and surfing as the majority of these clips. So I went to Surfline with the idea of supplying them with a short video clip on British waves and surfers and they loved the idea. I started with a ‘webisode’ introducing Oli Adams because I have worked with Oli a lot over the past few years and we have compiled a lot of good footage, especially in the UK and he was super keen. I think it’s great for the British surfers to get their surfing out to a more international audience and it’s great for the Surfline audiences to see some exciting surfing and great waves from a country that is often overlooked in the surfing world."
A nod too, to Dan Rosandich on the other side of the proverbial pond. He emailed me a while back to tell me he'd launched CoolBlueVision - "Where Surfers Hang & Dream About The Next Big Wave". Dan's a cartoonist so I said I'd trade a plug for a cartoon and he sent me this ... fair deal?