1971 Windansea. La Jolla, CA. “This was one of my first times that I went out to shoot from the water at Windansea. I had a brand new Scott Priess water housing and was floating on a Hodgeman raft. It was really difficult to manual focus while having to twist the stiff barrel of the housing. It’s even harder to manually focus the lens as the surfers are speeding towards you. I had spent so many years in the water surfing by that time, that going out there was pretty easy. When you are surfing you are always trying to paddle into the pit and catch the wave. When you are shooting photos you simply position yourself to avoid the waves –simple. Shooting surfing in this era, there was never anyone else doing it. No one to follow. Pretty bizarre how it has changed when I think back on it.”
– Jeff Divine
Find out more about Jeff and his work here.