…but sometimes it’s just FUN:
(Apologies to Boyfriend)
Great shot. Well done. 🙂
Awwww! But he still looks quite happy….a controlled landing!
Ditto Lauri. It looks like he’s going for the dramatic wipeout. Beautiful shot!
Heehee! Great photo. He makes it look deliberate, as a cat would in a similar situation.
I wanted to add that it looks like fun unless that triangular thing is not a surfboard, but a fin! 😛
magsx2 – thanks! I was also happy to capture that boat on the horizon. Half the fun of photographing Surfing Boyfriend is checking the photos out later and seeing if I caught anything else (island, boat, birds, etc.).
Lauri – Boyfriend has seen dolphins, sea lions, fish…he’s stepped on a sting-ray (he sure does make a funny when that happens!) too. We’ve seen on this beach a fisherman land a leopard shark, but they’re bottom feeders, not interested in seals, or humans who look like seals.
AmyH – Boyfriend is capable of much more spectacular wipeouts! I should start collecting a portfolio of them: “When Bad Things Happen To Good Surfers”.
Aussie – thanks! I usually delete these pictures, but Boyfriend seems to enjoy them as much as I do (I should say ‘almost’ – surely no one enjoys the sight of him wiping out as much as I do). I received his full permission to post this picture.
LM – exactly! A kitty would look calmly look around, with an appearance that says it meant to do that, and ask, “What? What are you looking at?” Boyfriend is actually quite surprised here – completely expressionless.
I wish I knew how to manipulate digital photographs. I’d rotate him to the left about 80 degrees.
OK, I would not have laughed, but you laughed first. So I allowed myself a chuckle. Mostly because it looks like great good fun no matter what! (I’ve not surfed.) And it’s a gorgeous day and a great shot! Good on ya.
Oh I am all for schadenfreude – enjoy while you can!
well – you have to get off somehow… off the board that is 🙂
I’m chortling, but I’m chortling *with* him, not *at* him. And there are likely people in the world who would believe that.
Well, if he never went down he’d never be able to get out so I think it’s good to practice!!
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