Sunday, October 10, 2010
Dunedin's surf trip part 3.
With another bluebird day it wasn't a question if we were going to the beach. After having a cruisy morning we set out midday to St.Kildas. Having second thoughts being messy we dipped down the beach to St.Claires.
The point St.claires where there was already a crowd and average waves was the spot that could have been fun to work with, being minimum of 10m from the wave. 2nds the next bay past the point looked cleaner and no one in sight. With a great distance between me and the surf, I needed to get closer. Sadly I interrupted a teenage couple with there supreme spot watching the waves. I had a the Canon 5D mark II and 30D with the longest lens being 70-200mm. I was struggling with the 200mm on the full frame at some angles so had to pop on the Canon 2x extender. Since getting the 5d II going back to the 30D for speed has been hard. Looking at the screen is somewhat like watching chick flicks with your girlfriend, you know have to but you struggle and really can't do it ha.
With the t-shirt off soaking up the hot spring sun it was so tempting to shake off some salt water. I was totally dissapointed when my foot frooze touching the water... explains why they're wearing the wet suits out there.
Seeing the waves that they surf made me release and credit out to the surf photographers out in the waves. Maybe with some average sized waves you'll see me but not monstrous swells. Noted down on my wishlist now is a camera waterhousing.
Getting some fresh air out of Queenstown was good to see a change of scenery. Maybe a holiday is in need this summer?
With the waves dying down time had come to call it a day plus a bit of the hunger kicking in.
last edit form the weekend up soon! stay tuned. Stefan Haworth
Posted by Stefan Haworth at 3:40 AM