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Quick trip to OBX

It’s been a pretty wild year of finding all sorts of photo work outside of surfing and action sports. The work is of course awesome, it’s mostly fishing and boating or something like that so I cannot complain. However, it’s really taking me away from surf. Not the ocean, just the surf. I’ve been a little anxious waiting all winter for a real proper winter swell to hit but that just hasn’t happened this winter. 

So, off to the outer banks.  

Forecast kinda got sketchy for a second,but we went with our gut and the original Surfline forecast. We packed up and off we went. 

 

quick iPhone pic of the landscape. The best sand dunes on earth. 

quick iPhone pic of the landscape. The best sand dunes on earth. 

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It was kinda firing.  

The wind forecast scared us a bit but Jason Hines was on it, utilizing at least five different forecasting sites he was a step ahead of it. 

 

Justin Parr, not a drop out of place. 

Justin Parr, not a drop out of place. 

We were looking into some sweet, sweet,  dreamy nuggets. 👌🏽

We were looking into some sweet, sweet,  dreamy nuggets. 👌🏽

Lucas Rogers, no doubt snagging the better waves the first morning we were up there. He was putting on a backside barrel clinic.

Lucas Rogers, no doubt snagging the better waves the first morning we were up there. He was putting on a backside barrel clinic.

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Every once in a while a clean and green one would make its way into the lineup. Lucas Rodgers.  

 

Quentin Turko is an absolute charger. I wanted to upload an entire sequence of this shot but it’s difficult to do from a phone on the road. :/    visit my Instagram @natehphoto to see the whole sequence.  

Quentin Turko is an absolute charger. I wanted to upload an entire sequence of this shot but it’s difficult to do from a phone on the road. :/  

visit my Instagram @natehphoto to see the whole sequence.  

Finding the doggy door.    Quentin Turko snuck out of the above monster for one heck of a dramatic exit.  

Finding the doggy door.  

Quentin Turko snuck out of the above monster for one heck of a dramatic exit.  

And attack of the foam ball. Quentin in the original stain glass cathedral however. Barrels are beautiful to be in :)  

And attack of the foam ball. Quentin in the original stain glass cathedral however. Barrels are beautiful to be in :)  

I think that’s going to do it for this post. I have a bunch of video and tons more photos so I’ll probably try to post another update.  

until then, thanks for visiting my blog  

-nathaniel harrington  

Winter Solstice.

Continuing on with the Winter stoke. Yesterday marked the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. We took full advantage of what daylight we had and got some work done at Sebastian Inlet.  

Joined by the SunBum A Team, yesterday would have been a great day to sit on the beach and watch the action unfold. No worries if you missed it, I captured as much as I could and am stoked to share it with you now. 

Two of New Smyrna's favorite kids, Bobby Levy and Matthew Glenn. 

Shenanigans. 

Chauncey Robinson. 

Bobby and I have a tendency to get this shot each time we shoot. Close is good. 

Matthew Glenn going vertical on his backhand. Classic inlet view. 

Yesterday had a few solid moments on the sand bar, keep looking... 

Matthew Glenn has a stylish approach in the air. 

Its good to see Wiley Robinson getting back in form. He was out for the summer due to a pretty bad broken leg, looks like he'll make a nice recovery in the next few weeks. 

I was amped to see Brock Taylor push his air game a little yesterday, finally got a few shots of him up there. 

Sand Bar goodies. 

Chauncey Robinson maintaining control of first peak.

Wiley Robinson. 

After Wiley threw this air rotator he paddled back out past me saying he's not yet ready to try to land these, but i'm sure it felt good to have a go at them again! 

Brock Taylor had his Air game on yesterday! 

Bobby. 

Bobby. 

Bobby Levy. 

If there's surf, you're sure to see David Speir out there. I'm pretty stoked on this angle, it really shows how steep first peak can be. 

And of course Blake Speir is not going to let dad surf alone, he'll be in the barrels as much as his pops. 

One more for David Speir. 

Where style meets water, Matthew Glenn. 

Bobby getting nice and vertical! 

Matthew Glenn. 

Not sure who this is, but he sure took the high line on this wave. 

Bobby Levy was searching for this barrel all day. stoked we linked up with at least one! 

More sand bar action. 

Blake Speir. 

Blake. 

New rule of thirds with the Chaun. 

I gotta end this off with the most stoked from out there, Chauncey Robinson, da guy. 

Fun times. 

So amped to see the Ocean waken and give gifts like this! Looks like we should have some really fun days ahead. Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for stopping in at my blog! 

-Nathaniel Harrington

Social Findings.  @trustthebum @bobby_levy @matthewdglenn @wileyrobinson @chaunchoo @brock_simple @natehphoto @speirchucker @blake_speir

the Chuan Part 1.

I say the Chaun Part 1 because i know parts 2- infinity are still on their way, I'll try to keep tract. 

I really enjoy shooting with Chauncey Robinson, he's one of the best, most humble surfers I've ever met. Its always a pleasure. 

Yesterday had some fun, brief moments at the inlet, check 'em out. 

December and the wetsuits are back. getting ready for buuurrrr..... 

If yo rever find yourself standing around with me, and there just happens to be a camera in my hand, there's a solid chance that lifestyles follow. 

Frowning is the new cool. 

Pretty stoked on these Vissla Wetsuits, they are looking pretty clean cut. Chaun models them well. 

 

Thank You for stopping by! 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto @chaunchoo @Visslasurf 

 

December Fog

As my coffee brewed and the first glimpse of light began to show yesterday morning I knew I was in for a special treat. Fog filled the perfectly still air, my first clue as to the conditions of the sea. Its mornings like these that keep my excitement going, something a little different, and totally perfect. 

Have a look at the pristine surf Vero Beach enjoyed at the break of dawn yesterday. 

Its awesome to have a slight change of background from time to time, I'll take the fog any day. 

Its awesome to have a slight change of background from time to time, I'll take the fog any day. 

Touchdown Moment. 

Fog Lines. 

This is probably my favorite image from the shoot. The surf was so calm that the reflections of the barrels were the only way to determine where the wave was actually breaking. My photos make a clearer, more distinctive look than how it was in the moment. Its good that the camera captures more than the eye. 

The sun even decided to make an appearance for a brief moment, making for some really amazing lighting. 

A perfect moment. As this barrel touches down and the pelican fly's toward shore, the lighting and ocean all came together to make one brilliant image. 

And last but not least here's a few seconds of some Slow Motion barrels from the same morning. Once the sun came out I had to play with my iPhone 6 in its WaterShot Housing. 

 

Well thank you all for visiting and enjoy your Holidays! 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto

 

A few memorable moments from Hurricane Joaquin.

Hi guys! 

Man, this past run of swell was one to be remembered! After a long flat summer the first few days of Fall kicked off with a bang! Hurricane Joaquin mixing in with our first Nor' Easter real made for a good time. Every spot in Florida was firing and for the first time I didn't have to drive more than ten minutes to score pumping surf. 

When I say score I really mean it! I had the privilege of shooting with several pro's including Brad Domke as well as Chris Ward. I was featured everywhere from Eastern Surf Mag to Surfing Magazine. This swell really allowed me to showcase some abilities of being able to shoot in the barrel. I was able to earn some international media making this the most successful Florida swell for me yet. 

Check out these screen grabs from my features. 

Brad Domke on Surfline.com. Featured under "Joaquin Delivers and Behaves" 

Brad Domke on ESM, Gallery #2 from Hurricane Joaquin. 

One image of Chris Ward was used as a Surfing Magazine Instagram post. Considering they have almost a million followers this is really good media! This photo has received over 22,000 likes. 

Brad Domke featured on SixMagazine.com

Portrait of Brad Domke on SixMagazine.com

Perfect looking line-up at the home break. Featured on SixMagazine.com

Chris Davis in a gem! This was featured on EasternSurf.com (ESM)

I snapped all of these in a two day span, that was a good two days! What a blessing it was to have swell like that. It was really good to see that everyone scored wherever they went. It wasn't like I sat in the magical spot, it was just where I was, everywhere looked like this. 

Lets all hope and pray we get a winter that matches this swell! 

Thank You for stopping in and hope to see you in the water. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto