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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

 

More from Porter's back yard.

I'm currently going through past images, gathering them up and getting ready to ship them off to a brand new Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. 

Here's a couple I found that I haven't put out yet..  Stoked! 

Fan Out!

Here's a wave for you! Love that Beautiful backwash effect! Fan out.  

Laguna Beach mystery spot! Who can tell me where this is(excluding porter hogan). I'll say its one of my favorite locations and an amazing spot to find some of THE BEST shore break in California. 

A Frame of the week.

Sunny mornings are a rarity in Southern California. Not too many days does the sun peak out of the clouds as it rises over the mountains, so to get out there before first light is crucial when it does happen. This image was shot at the wedge on one of those absolutely perfect mornings. The sun came out for about 15 min and it was glorious! 

Piture Perfect A-Frame, shot on a brilliant morning at the wedge. 

 

When its Flat, Go dive with Ben Classen.

It's been pretty flat in Southern California the past few weeks, which makes for an awesome dive!

Don't ever be bummed out when there's not waves, take the opportunity to go visit the creatures of the sea and get a little more comfortable playing in the water.  

Ben Classen and I did some snorkeling in south Laguna. I love seeing the kelp and other growth here! It's really different from Maui or other tropical places as such because here the ocean is teaming with sea grass and kelp forests. It makes it feel a little erie and sometimes can be uncomfortable, you never know what's lurking in or around these huge forests... hopefully a shark or two, some seals, stingrays, and lots of fish, you just never know. We didn't see anything more than some fish and rays this day, but always amazing to be in the water none the less. 

Check out the photos from our epic little adventure. 

thanks,