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CA Update, Surf is Pumping.

Hey guys! 

I always mean to post more especially when I'm away on a trip, but usually it ends up with me getting super busy and falling asleep while trying to just edit the photos. Thats definitely been the case this trip. After swimming 3-4 hours multiple times a day in massive surf its been my priority to to rest rather than post. 

So CA has had amazing surf, some of the best conditions seen for a lowers surf comp, and novelty breaks have been going off. Its been a photographers paradise and I wanted to share a glimpse of whats been happening. 

Lower Trestles with Everyone

Baron Mamiya going huge on a kick out air during the USA Surfing Championships at Lowers. 

Victor Bernardo with a massive punt at Lowers. 

Caroline Marks took home two more titles at this years USA Surfing Championships. She is now at 17 total world titles. 

Chaun Chaun Florence ( Chauncey Robinson). 

Luke Gordon boosting the air section at Lowers. 

Matthew Glenn has been killing it at Lowers. 

Maddie Peterson Checking out the Lowers line-up. 

Maddie Peterson Checking out the Lowers line-up. 

Secret Spot with Matthew Glenn

Matthew Glenn on a bomb at a sort of secret spot... This has been one of the better session of my stay so far in CA. 

Tyler Gunter. 

Unknown in the Barrel of the day. 

San Diego with CT Taylor

CA "box" impersonation wave. 

CT Taylor in a San Diego slab. 

Strands with Kevin Schulz.

Woke up to a sunrise and offshores. The swell had dropped a little but it was still super fun and very clean. 

Kevin Schuls put in some turns, airs, and barrels. 

Speed skating through the barrel. 

Breakfast at the Harbor House on a Sunday is a must, especially after such a rad session. The lifestyles just came naturally. 

Shoots, it has been awesome! I'm over my head in photos and waiting to get back home before even looking at most of them. I have a few more days out here and I'm looking forward to every second of it. 

Thanks for stopping in! And have a wonderful day. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto

Two weeks in Southern California.

hola! 

Well its June and that means that most serious u18 surfers will be in southern california this week for the Surfing America Championships. Stoked to say that I am here as well. Its a pretty fun time of the year to shoot at Lowers when all the kids are surfing their brains out. 

I've been here for a couple days now shooting and have covered a bit of the Volcom TCT a couple lay days, and am now looking forward to the start of the nationals tomorrow. its going to be an exciting few days as some of the best up comers rip into North America's greatest wave. 

Here's a glimpse of what I got so far. 

Kolohe Anding putting on a clinic at Lowers, San Clemente, CA. 

Griffin Colapinto blow tail at Lowers, San Clemente, CA. 

Groms frothing on overhead sections. 

Matt Passaquindici ripping into a section during the quarters for the Volcom TCT Champs. Check out that wall of water building up just waiting to get ripped into. Ah Lowers... 

The groms watching Kolohe rip into a wave, dreams are born here. 

Friendly gestures... classic lifestyles. 

Kolohe and Griffin. 

Chaunchoo tore into his heats during the Volcom TCT, bummer to see him put out in QF, still a great result earned by hard work. 

Playing around in San Clemente. 

Chauncey Robinson killing it with the panoramic. Thanks for the pic man. 

Roof top views in-between surf comps. 

Donuts are flowing pretty heavily, special thanks to Surfin Donuts for all the fuel. 

Only one way to burn off some donuts and that's by surfing. 

Matthew Glenn under the cliffs at State. 

Tough to see at a first glance but Matthew Glenn is tucked into that barrel, he even sneaked the doggy door. 

Chaun and his man turns. 

Evan Brownell throwing it up in a punchy beach break. This North Florida surfer rips. 

Speed ollies with Matthew Glenn. 

Chauncey Robinson going sledding. 

Water Spots and the boys. 

Back to Lowers and sessions with the groms. 

A small gallery from a fun evening session at Lowers. 

Good to see Blake Spier here and shredding. 

Chase Modelski with a big tail blow. 

Matthew Glenn

Jake Hembree cutting carves

Matt

post dab. 

One for the Pelicans. 

Its always fun here, and I'm really looking forward to this week. We have some solid swell in the forecast with the possibilities to really score. I'm hoping some serious work can get done starting at 5:30 am tomorrow. 

Keep checking back for more updates as this trip unfolds. 

thanks, 

-Nathaniel Harrington

 

NSB on Monday

Back in Florida and frothing to shoot.

A bunch of rad groms including Caroline Marks are in town for the NSSA East Coast Championships, so i headed up to NSB to see them and try to get some shots. Surf is small but fun this week, just enough to get some turns in. 

Always stoked to shoot with the Glenn's as well, and they are always killing it so it makes it easy. Always a good time with those guys. 

Bringing the ladies to the beach. 

So good to see the East Coasts most talented female ripper, Caroline Marks. 

Nose Chillin. 

Small but fun enough, Daniel Glenn can make the most out of days like this. 

Strongest backhand this side of the Mississippi, Caroline Marks always impresses. 

Matthew Glenn was trying so hard to find a wedge to link up on with me, and then I almost missed this wave as I was snapping some images of Natalie Glenn, the Glenn's ripping mom! But, Managed to hip shoot this frame and kinda like it. 

Caroline's youngest brother Dawson Marks. He's a fire ball and the raddest grom I know. 

Smooth Stepping

Its good to see Daniel recovering from an ankle injury. He's definitely getting his air game back on point. 

Matthew Glenn. 

Shakkas

Matthew Glenn hunting down some weggies with me. Stoked to link up so much even in tough conditions. Like I said, they make it easy. Stoked! 

Not a bad way to start of a week. Monday's aren't all that bad. 

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day! 

 

-Nathaniel Harrington

Fluid Magazine. Cover #3 and El Nino Story.

Its a great day when you get the notification that you have one more cover in the bag. Today I landed my third cover, second this month(#2 story coming soon).

Matthew Glenn and I linked up on a few decent barrels down south this past February where we got this shot now featured as page #1 in Fluid Magazine.  Its an honor and a privilege, so stoked! 

Make sure to flip over to the El Nino story to check out several more of my shots including some of Daniel Glenn, Tommy Coleman, and a beautiful empty barrel shot to kick it off. 

Again Thanks Fluid Mag and Matthew! 

The Barrel Post.

We've had a few proper days in what seem to me to be an extremely slow winter. But, the days we have had are some really good days. 

About a week ago we had an amazing south swell pop up. It wasn't huge, but the shape was perfect. There's been claims by many that this was the best barrel day of their lives. Well, take a look and decide if you think it would have been fun. 

Waking up to Central Florida blessings. 

not huge, but very playful. 

I think a lot of people had their eyes locked onto views like this. 

Brock Taylor on the hunt. 

Chauncey Robinson. 

 I wasn't able to swim long, the current was gnarly but the views were epic. 

Unknown to me in left hand drainer. 

Matthew Glenn. 

Brandon DeFillipo. 

Matthew freaked these pelicans out. 


I had to give up on swimming, just wan't getting the results I wanted. So I headed into the beach to shoot lifestyles of the Chaun. 

Epic running lifey. 


The views from the beach weren't to bad, so i stuck around to snipe off a few. 

Daniel Glenn came to play. 

Daniel Glenn. A guy walked by me and commented, "why would you do an air instead of get barreled??". I would say why not do a big air over a barrel section, seems fun to me! 

Matthew Glenn, little chopper. 

It was a-frames and offshores. Great job Florida. 

Brock Taylor practicing barrel rides for an upcoming trip to Central America. 

Daniel and Brock working together to gain scale on wave hight and air hight. 

Mike Knapp logged serious barrel time. 

Give Daniel Glenn some steep sections and watch him explode. 

Every time I looked, Mike Knapp getting pitted. 

My buddy Kieth said he made more barrels this day than any other time he can remember. 

Daniel, seriously. 

 

Brandon DeFillipo tearing in on his backhand. 

 

Senior Brock. He's always out to have a good time. 

 

Really good surf. 

Where were you!!? 

Seriously.. that right. 

 

Another of Kieth. 

I've been fishing with Chris Yergans a lot lately and I can tell you both his surfing and fishing are on point. 

Not sure who this gentleman is, but i'm pretty sure he would be stoked to see this sequence. If you know him let him know! 

Scenic Florida. 

Another unknown to me reaping the benefits of a good wind swell. 

Yergans catching barrels like they're snook. 

This guy is stoked. 

Chaunchooooo. 

Mike Knapp pretending he's still in Hawaii. 

Where were you Volume 2. 

The Chaun. Forever known as, The Chaun. 

Brandon DeFillipo almost able to stand up, and he's a big kid. 

Matthew Glenn packed up a few lefts. 

Matthew Glenn packed up a few lefts. 

Another unknown gliding through some clean barrel space. 

Looking into the hunny hole. 

Chris Yergans on this like a redfish in the mangroves. 

Yergans new approach to barrel riding. 

 

Daniel Glenn kinda made the surf pay, hacking it to pieces. 

 
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Sorry about a ton of lame captions and non-sense. Its hard to spend this much time at a computer. :/

I hope you scored this day! If you know people in these photos please feel free to share this post with them. I'm sure they will be grateful. 

Thanks for all the good times boys. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto

 

South Florida Sand Bars.

South Florida saw some of the best swell people can remember. Monday turned out to be an absolute glory day for surfers in the sunshine state as a huge 'nor easter pulsed swell our way. 

I'll do feature on the swell once the mags get done running content. Until then check out this image I got of Matthew Glenn in a very thick sand dredger. This surf was not for the faint of heart. 

Featured at SixMag.com

Aloha! 

Hope you scored as well. 

-Nathaniel Harrington