Seth Migdail Photographer
Ocean Beach, San Francisco blew up last week. When it’s firing, it’s not a place for the weak of heart. Gaping, heavy barrels and freezing cold water make it a haven for some of the best chargers in the world.
Fall is a beautiful time of year, especially in San Francisco. The waves turn on and the weather gets brisk. I dug into the archives and pulled a selection of images that embody fall.
The Opening Ceremonies kicked off this year’s Mavericks Invitational and brought the world’s best big wave guys to town. It’s great to see all the guys here and the anticipation of big waves is almost palpable. The event marks the beginning of big wave season and opening ceremonies celebrate that commencement.
I explore the human limits and big wave surfing at Mavericks, as well as the harsh conditions the everyday surfer encounters in Northern California.
These are images of the Mavericks Invitational opening ceremonies and portraits of the men who live for something most wouldn’t dream of doing.
- Big Wave World Tour Signals Green Light for Oregon Pro, Nelscott Reef
- Snapper Rocks: The Final Day in 60 Photos
- Growing: Fergal Smith Digs In and Gets Back to His Roots
- The Final Say: Gabriel Medina Wants it Baaaad
- Gabriel Medina and Stephanie Gilmore Kick off the Year with Wins at Snapper
- Too Cold for Comfort
- Editing the Influence: Surf Porn’s Perfection
- Risk Reduction: Why I’m Against the Shark Cull
- Portfolio: Nathan French
- Solid Snapper Rocks Turns on for Quik Pro