Surfing USA

Surfing USA

We trialed some new gear at Swami’s recently. The conditions were extremely challenging – high tide, Marine Layer (no sun), small swell and surfers way off shore. Swami’s is a major surfing destination, especially during good swells in the winter months, because of its standout right point break, as well as fun reef breaks, and beach breaks. The number of surfers out can be very considerable when conditions are good.

Swami’s, also known as “Swamis”, is an internationally known surfing spot, a point break located in Encinitas, California. Swami’s was named after Swami Paramahansa¬†Yogananda, because the grounds and hermitage of the Self-Realization fellowship ashram, built in 1937, overlook this reef point.

Access to Swami’s is primarily by way of a small but well-appointed cliff top park, which has bathrooms, a water fountain, benches, picnic tables and a lawn under shade trees, as well as a small parking lot. Most importantly, it also has a long wooden staircase leading down beside the cliff to a sand beach, which has a lifeguard station. The rocky point is a couple of hundred yards north of that station.


2 responses

  1. Oooo, great action shot here Erik! You really captured the emotion of the surfer here perfectly!

    August 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

    • Thanks – this is our first time attempting to shoot Surfers. We learned a lot and will have much better results next time! Thanks for visiting!

      August 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

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