The monster swell that brought 40 foot waves to the north shore of Hawaii arrived in Todos Santos today. At least one set was triple overhead, nearly 20 foot faces! Not too many bodies were in the water, but they all stayed in the same area. Some great surfing to watch and more coming tomorrow. I can hear the waves pounding as I write this.
Here’s a taste of eye candy. There was a lot of spray in the air making the photos less contrasty and a bit hazy at times. I was shooting (for those who care) with a Canon 5d MII (not really a sports camera), 1.4x tele-extender and 300mm f2.8 (non IS) lens. My aluminum tripod was thoroughly (c)rusted from last season even though I stored it inside the house and I could only extend it 3 feet. Later in the day, it took 1/2 hour, many tools and lots of WD40 to get it working properly again. I’ll be out again in the morning tomorrow for more photos.