Forget the sponsors. Forget the media frenzy. Forget the points and the money and the trophies and the sex appeal. Forget the product placement Redbull hat and drink they passed to Jordy Smith after his final winning heat against John John Florence. Forget the hype. Forget it.
Focus your attention on the surf and surfer. Both ocean and rider don’t give a shit.
(You can also view these all over at Flickr, if you so choose.)
“Most of my wandering in the desert I’ve done alone. Not so much from choice as from necessity, I generally prefer to go into places where no one else wants to go. I find that in contemplating the natural world my pleasure is greater if there are not too many others contemplating it with me, at the same time.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitare
I submitted this for Vimeo’s most recent weekend challenge: one minute of balance. You can read about it here. And make sure to check out all of the submissions over here. Some really unique, creative stuff.
“Your surfing can get better on every turn, on every wave you catch. Learn to read the ocean better. A big part of my success has been wave knowledge.” – Kelly Slater
You can watch it over here too.
It was cold, but not that cold and the cops weren’t patrolling like they do in the summer months. Dorks.
Seattle at Night as seen from Gasworks Park from Jibran Bisharat on Vimeo.