This is Pat Gudauskas at Rocky Lefts. Guys like Mason Ho, Dillon Perillo, Flynn Novak and the Gudangs were out and all of them were hucking the gnarliest airs into the wind. But Pat, stood out the most to me.
Taylor Knox, OTW. I stay with the Rip Curl guys at their pad and it’s really fun to get them motivated to shoot. This day looked really stormy from the house, but Taylor got psyched and went out there and managed to get a few tubes and mean turns.
Matt Wilkinson, OTW. There’s been a lot of windy, kinda stormy days lately, but the clouds still make for some interesting shots.
Julian Wilson, OTW. This was on the day that Sea Bass won Haleiwa and I was over at the Oakley house shooting some portraits of him. I turn around and Julian was on this wave.
Kolohe Andino, Backdoor. I like this shot because although it’s pretty zoomed in, it shows the whole line he takes. There’s just some real movement in this one.
Gabriel Medina, OTW. On the smaller off days, he’s been doing so many crazy airs. Some attempting, some landing.
Nat Young, OTW. I grew up in Santa Cruz with Nat so any chance I get to shoot with him is amazing. He always all smiles and positive energy. We all got our fingers crossed he’ll qualify for the Tour next year.