Sometimes we need to stop and do something different... I'm one of those people and tonight I decided I needed to stop - I'd been snappy (and not with a camera or rubber band) all day and had to turn off and go for a walk - I went for a quick drive and, as ever, took my camera perchance the Mayans were right and I spotted a massive asteroid headed for Sawtell... No asteroid, but a quiet spot on some rocks watching some surfers wait for some solid but small swell to propel them along to their impending doom - hell, it could have been their last surf ever! Anyways, I spotted this one guy whom I later found out was named Mitch Pollard, judging by his Facebook a very keen surfer, who put on a great show... Thanks Mitch.
I was using my 70-200 f/2.8 on a 2x MKIII converter for these photos - so they're at 400mm mostly f/5.6 (which is the maximum aperture when used with the teleconverter).
Listening to the surf, watching the guys ride... A nice come down. Here's a few.
Interesting that Mitch holds his hand in a natural 'god of rock' position when off the water! It was great being down there watching them cut back and forth on the small'ish waves, cleared my head, gave me time to ponder nothing at all....
I also saw a seagull.