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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

Swell was there, but so was the wind

Matt Stockman getting some air in the corner at Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

Matt Stockman getting some air in the corner at Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

It had been a pretty consistent spring as far as waves were concerned in Wellington, so I’ve been able to get out there & get a few shots. The only problem is spring is the windiest time of year & you get these strong offshore winds blowing which makes it really hard to paddle onto the wave with the spray blowing in your face.

This day at Lyall Bay in the corner was no exception, & there was a heap of swell but also a 25-30knot strong offshore wind blowing. But for the guys that could get out there & actually paddle onto & surf the waves, then they were rewarded with some nice barrels that where holding up & spitting out with the offshore wind. In the photo above, local Wellington ripper, Matt Stockman punts it & gets some air. I was pretty happy to get this photo, as the action is great & the spray of the wave caused by the offshore wind is quite dynamic. Click on the photo above to go to the Wellington surfing gallery.


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