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A life time of creating. 

Sebatian Inlet with Tommy and Chase.

Its already been a couple weeks since we had a decent day of surf, these summer lulls are setting in and its making my head hurt. On the other hand its been awesome to get out and fish, explore more of Florida while the ocean lays flat, which has really been the reason this blog post hasn't happened sooner. 

In that, these shots are from a fun day spent at Sebastian Inlet with Tommy Coleman and Chase Modelski. Also there are a few good images of surf coach Michel Flores and and South African Rigard Smit. 

It was another day of shooting from shore for me as my water housing is getting some leak repairs done. I guess when you use it as much as I do maintenance is required. :/ 

They surfed, we fished, we surfed some more soaking up every bit of swell we could before this long flat spell. Check it out. 

Chase Modelski is a ripper! Hard to believe I haven't linked up with him sooner, but glad I have now.  

South African Rigard Smit enjoying the tropical temps of our florida waters. 

Tommy. 

Chase. 

Regard. 

Tommy taking care of close outs. 

My daughter River hanging out with me on the beach. Its pretty rad to be able to bring her to work. She's styling some VonZipper's and a lot of SunBum! 

Chase. 

There's only one person I have ever seen rip tiny waves apart like Tommy Coleman, and that is his surf coach Michel Flores. This Brazilian knows how to get performance out of his surf boards in every condition. 

Chase Modelski reminds me of Chauncey Robinson. I'm seeing a lot of similarities in the way these guys surf. 

When your surf coach goes upside down. Michel Flores trying Brazilian aerials. 

Chase. 

Rigard. 

Michel. 

Tommy Coleman. 

Afternoon Sessions in board shorts. Chase loving some spring time air. 


Tommy's backhand snap is ridiculously dangerous. 


And his fin release moves nail are sure to grab attention. 

I haven't seen Blake Spier much lately, looks like he is always heading to cool places on planet earth, stoked to link up with him on this classic Sebastian Inlet first peak air revo. 

Groms. 

Since I was shooting from the beach I figured I may as well make a short edit. Tommy Coleman has his air revo's on lock making this easy. 

 
 

That's all from one day. So much fun. 

Thanks a lot for checking into my site, hope you enjoyed. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@tommybooboo1 @chasemodelski @treasurecoastwatermansclub @rigardsmit92 @natehphoto

Sebastian Inlet from the Pier.

The other day at Sebastian Inlet i wanted to shoot from the pier, a perspective that I hadn't shot before. It seemed like a pretty good day for it, fair weather and a south wind, and the pier wasn't full of fishermen giving me a little room to move around. 

I shot these angles and am pretty happy with them! We watched a monster snook get pulled in, and enjoyed the bloody mess that the pier can be when fish are being caught. 

Enjoy the photos, 

A short Instagram edit I made inspired by the snook. 

Lively up there... River had a blast running around, chasing birds, and checking out people's fish. 

I briefly moved down to the beach in time to get brock Taylor on a big cutty. Then finished the day with Zoe and Andrew. 

Always Fun. 

Thanks for checking out the blog and enjoy the rest of my site. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

April Swell Part Two

Part two to my post a few days ago. This is the way our afternoon went at Sebastian Inlet. Getting tubed!! 

I don't feel like typing so enjoy the photos! 

Chauncey Robinson. 


Wiley Robinson



Chauncey Robinson



Jade Morgan



Caroline Marks

Florida's Favorite gal ripper. 

Caroline Marks Surfing at Sebastian Inlet, FL. Photography by Nathaniel Harrington

It was rad to see Caroline get to enjoy her home breaks lefts again. Stoked to be there to capture it! 


Later Doods! 

Thank you for visiting my site! 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto @chaunchoo @carolinemarkss_ @wileyrobinson @jademorgan

April Swell Part One

where did da waves go man? 

Crazy days.

We all saw the forecast for this swell at least two weeks out and boy did it look promising for a few of those first days. Surfline called for 9-11ft at first, then it dropped to 1-3ft with bad winds, then about the day of the swell it called for 4-5ft with occasional 7ft and solid off shore winds. Thats when we all got hyped and started to lose our minds and that is when the alarm clocks go off at 4am and the coffee gets brewed on triple strength. Haha, typical FL stuff... The real story always unfolds when you walk up to the sand and get your first sight of whats really happening. 

No complaints from me on what turned out to truthfully be a 1-3 ft day with really strong offshore winds. It let us down a little in the morning, but we literally spent the entire day trying to find what we were looking for, and all that time spent searching turned into an honest day's work with a great reward, as usual I would say. 

Check out the gallery of Central Florida having yet one more super fun day this winter. 

I imagine myself sounding like a WSL announcer saying "Oh Chauncey Robinson with a layback jam in the pocket, perfect finish there potz" 

Chauncey Robinson getting fins free on his backhand. 

The real locals, surfing as they always do. 


Jade Morgan. 


Wiley Robinson joined us on his 21st birthday and cracked a few off the top. 

Wiley Robinson Layback. 

Happy Birthday Barrel for this guy. 

Chauncey Robinson finding that rare gem, one of the better barrels we have linked up on in this spot. 

Jade Morgan making sure he found a barrel as well. 

the whip. 

It was one of those days with a lot of down time waiting for tides and such. So i got to hang out with the boys, eat eggs and bacon, and enjoy this FL lifestyle we get to live. Tough days to be a kid. 

This may not be a perfect a-frame but if this doesn't look appealing to you then there is something wrong. I'm amazed walking down to the beach most of the time, especially when the water, sky and land look like this! 

What a day to enjoy. 

This is labeled as part one because there is a part two. Later this day we ended back at Sebastian Inlet and well you'll have to check back in to see what happened there. 

Thanks so much for taking a look, 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto @chaunchoo @wileyrobinson @jademorgan 

 

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