This Weeks Friday Freebie iPad Wallpaper: Mavericks Big Wave Friday Freebie features an image to liven up your iPad display with images from my travels… all for free. Few activities contrast the power of nature with an individual man like big wave surfing. Most big wave locations are in exotic locations such as Teahupoo in Tahiti (Laird Hamilton takes on Teahupoo video) or Jaws in Maui (video of the biggest wav
I could generate a laundry list of thoughts as to why the Mavericks surf contest is one of the more amazing events to cover, but in the end it comes down to the sheer spectacle of man vs. nature. Having photographed every Mavericks Surf Contest since 2005 I’ve covered most every angle except from a jetski and the water itself. This year I was very fortunate stay dry on the media boat to get some killer photos.
It’s been a couple years, but the Mavericks Surf Contest in Half Moon Bay is due to take place this Saturday. Some highlights from the last time I was out to photograph the event are in the following gallery. Mavericks (Featured) – Images by Jim Goldstein If you’re looking to brave the trip out be warned there is massive traffic congestion, horrific parking, historically large crowds and limited vie
It’s been a great year for photography, perhaps even better than last year, and as 2008 nears its end I thought it would be fun to select my favorite photos from the year. I had a tough time narrowing things down so here they are… Honorable Mentions: Honorable Mention #5: Pike Place Market One thing I love about taking travel photos is the constant challenge to find a new perspective. While I got odd stares from pass
Mavericks is always a spectacle to witness, but in 2005 no one had a better view than the Coast Guard. I found it particularly amusing that amid the chaos of the event the Coast Guard found the time to check out the action. I’ve yet to see a repeat of this and I think its unlikely this type of scene will unfold again quite as nicely.Â Even still every year I return to photograph this event I keep waiting for a
Check out the epic 2010 Mavericks Surf Photos taken February 13, 2010 Saturday was the 2008 Mavericks Surf Contest and I had the opportunity to photograph it from the shoulder of the surf break. The event was incredible as always. Surf conditions were big to say the least and the performances of Greg Long (the winner of the contest), Jamie Sterling, Grant Washburn, Grant Twiggy Baker, Even Slater and Tyler Smith were
Thursday it was leaked that the Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest is being called to take place on Saturday January 12, 2008. If you’re in the area and are thinking of witnessing the spectacle for yourself read up on access restrictions and alternate locations to view the surf contest such as at AT&T Park on the big screen. Odds are unless you have a mammoth lens and can tolerate sitting in mud on a precariou
Today the Mavericks Surf contest official waiting period begins. At any point between today, December 7th 2007, and March 31st 2008 the contest can be called. Once the contest is called invited surfers and surfing fans have 24 hours to travel from where ever they are worldwide to the event. This past Tuesday waves reached nearly 70 feet at Mavericks. With great surf so early in the season lets hope the contest happen