PEOPLE WHO SURF
Surfers come from all walks of life.
They are no longer considered to be just hedonistic, care free thrill seekers. Although there are still a few of them around.
I decided that I would document the people who surf the Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs area of San Diego.
All the people you see in this gallery are mostly ones that I consider as friends. A few are acquaintances.
They all have varying degrees of skill levels. Some are the very best. Others weekend warriors. They all share one thing in common. The joy of being in the ocean and riding the waves it sends our way.
My intent was to capture images of everyone I came upon.
They didn't need to have a wetsuit or a board in hand.
Some were just checking the surf before/after work. Some were serious others jokers.
For those who know me I hope you like the images.
For those of you who live elsewhere I think
the range of characters in this gallery will amuse you, afford you some entertainment and a feeling for the life I have chosen to lead.
This is an ongoing project with no end in sight.
If any of you locals do not see an image of yourself.
No worries, I just haven't caught up to you yet.
Live long, surf longer :)
© George Barnes Photography