PHOTOGRAPHER RICKY LESSER
This was a little trip we did with the fox team and some other some other friends down to mainland. the place is insane when it comes to pointbreaks. if you don’t like one head around the corner to the next one and so on and so fourth. Its relatively tide dependent and it just so happened that we planned our trip quite well with the tides. We had about 10 days of painfully long rights with some substantial swell. by day 5 the boys were very particular to when they would surf because it got so damn hot. and mid day mexican sun is no good for shooting, so all the video and still guys got to play in the water from about 11-2 everyday while the “talent” rested, ate and tried to stay out of the sun. that time came to be called the “camera-mens cup”- all the shooters would have heats and try to out surf/bodysurf they others- winners would get beers losers would get more more beers.
If I was regular I would have a house there. Every type of wave you can think of, barrels for days breaking on sand, the water is like silk and its only a few hours from home.
Go if you ever have the chance.
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Sarasota, Florida Photographer DAVID STAHL
At the young age of 18 David started his career with Surfer Magazine. Since then he has traveled the world on assignments being published in everything from Vogue to National Geographic. The images shown were part of an article produced on bull fighting in Mexico City. A fresh bull had come out charging at full speed as it focused on Stahl with his camera. Stahl says ” The enraged beast snorted and bellowed with rage as gray dirt and saw dust exploded off his back like exhaust from a rocket” The bull jumped the wall and landed next to him knocking him flat on the ground. Unfortunately his primary lens, a Nikon 105mm on his motorized FM and not a 20mm, prevented him what would have been a fantastic sequence of images. All this took place as he had friends in the stands drinking cervezas.