In the early 80s, I started working at camera stores so I was able to buy better equipment. I even bought a used Scott Preiss water housing from a friend and experimented with water shots. One of them was eventually published in Surfing Magazine.
I would take pictures of my favorite surfers, they included Tommy Curren, Kim Mearig, Shaun Tomson and Andy Neumann.
|I will never forget this wave, Tommy Curren got covered up on the take-off and he just wiggled out of it and did a big bottom turn and then hit the lip.|
|Andy Neumann was (and still is) the stylemaster on a longboard. This was taken during a Surf 'N' Wear Rincon Classic surf contest.|
|Shaun Tomson. This was black and white film that got damaged over the years of storage. Taken with the Scott Preiss waterhousing on a gray day.|
|Kim Mearig was always fun to shoot and watch. She was the most stylish woman surfer anywhere.|
|This is one of my favorite shots and it got published in Surfing Magazine, almost a center spread.|
This is Tim Smally who was one of the hot young rippers at Rincon.