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By October 31, 2011November 16th, 2023No Comments

Coaches dotted the beach with binoculars, friends and girlfriends waited with towels and oversized sunglasses, and locals lined the beach watching one of the most high-performance out of contest sessions ever to grace Ocean Beach. Here, an unidentified pro breaks his fins loose as a warm-up to the Rip Curl Pro Search in San Francisco, CA Sunday October 30.

As a side note, when you’re a poor college local publication photographer you shoot with a 500mm Samyang mirror lens. That’s manual focus, single aperture (00), fixed length. I’ll be renting a $6k lens during the contest.

Jon Weiand

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