Anthony Tashnick on the wave of the two day swell.

 I just got back from a trip to El Granada, CA and for two of those days the big wave spot, Mavericks, was 20' plus.  I had the privledge of being on the boat, Get Wet Too owned by Andrew Dorn of Coastside Adventures.  When the director of the film, "Of Mavericks And Men," a film on the Jay Moriarty story currently being shot, got wind of the swell he sent up quite a production team which included over 12 stunt double surfers, over 120 Jay Moriarty guns, two boats with high-tech video cams, a waterman with video cam housing, and a helicopter for aerial footage.  Rescue jet skis littered the channel which consistently stayed bumpy due to the wind conditions.

Brazilian, Carlos Burle, on a bomb.

The first day of the swell conditions got better and better as the tide dropped and the swell picked up girth.

Carlos Burle getting ready for the second day AM session.

Helicopter getting aerial footage near the end of the first day.

Sun Rays From Sea

Sometimes looking behind your subject can offer a little gem.  For about 10 minutes on the second day the sun poked through some clouds to the south ...

Nikon D3S & Nikon 80-200 afs f2.8 lens