From San Diego To San Francisco – California’s Gnarliest Surf Photographers

While only a handful of these photographs are taken from land, all of these photographers shoot from in the water here in California. Call it insane or call it ‘Looking For a Death Sentence,’ these individuals constantly push the limits and the boundaries between man and Mother Nature just for the sake of capturing one fleeting moment at 1/1000 of a second.

Click on each photog’s name to see more of their amazing work.

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Myles McGuinness // Oceanside

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Bryce Lowe-White // Rancho Palos Verde

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Branden Aroyan // Santa Barbara

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Todd Glaser // San Diego

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Rick Lesser // Manhattan Beach

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Chris Burkard // Santa Barbara

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Chaz Curry // Long Beach

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Mike Smolowe // Los Angeles

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Kevin Roche // Encinitas

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

David Pu’u // Santa Barbara

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Jason Kenworthy // Dana Point

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Shawn Parkin // Dana Point

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Tom Carey // Seal Beach

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Shannon Switzer // San Diego

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Damea Dorsey // San Diego

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Ryan Tatar // San Francisco

California's Gnarliest Surf Photographers

Adam Warmington // San Francisco




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Brooke Pennington
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These are beautiful. Winter is upon us in Michigan so it’s nice to see something like this for a change!

Chaz Curry
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Fall colors are here! Those colors can definitely be seen in the ocean as well. 😉

Capturing Nostalgia
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Wonderful photos, I am a Southern Illinois photographer so we don’t have quite the scenery portrayed in the photos above, but I do believe nature makes for some of the most beautiful pictures taken.

Andrea

Demetrius Fordham
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Myles McGuinness truly captured the beauty and magnitude of the ocean. I love surfing and am inspired by such images

Kim Davis
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Love the reflected clouds picture – it feels ethereal! The water shots are amazing too!

Freddy Fox Macdonald
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Great pictures. I have always wanted to try getting into the water with my camera.

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