Entry-Level Surf Shooters

Ricky Whitlock showing he can bust airs and shoot 'em at the same time. Photo: Checkwood

Ricky Whitlock showing he can bust airs and shoot 'em at the same time. Photo: Checkwood

Don’t lie, no matter who you are, getting a surf shot of yourself is cool. And since we all can’t be tailed by professional surf photographers everywhere we go, most of us have to rely on the next best thing: surf BROtographers! Taking turns getting surf shots of you and your bros is fun and can make even the most mundane sessions memorable.

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A professional water housing and camera setup can run you upwards of $5,000, and the learning curve is steep. The best thing to do to learn the nuances of shooting surf photos in the water is to take baby steps. Here are three setups that are accessible to anyone, and given practice, you can even produce some pretty cool images of you and your friends ripping.

For this test, we enlisted the help of four pros for a little session at your average, everyday, beachbreak—Sean Marceron, Ricky Whitlock, Gabe Garcia, and Darrell Goodrum were our test bros, and they ripped.

Sean Marceron. Photo: Checkwood

Gabe Garcia. Photo: Checkwood

Ricky blowing the tail. Photo: Checkwood

Ricky blowing the tail. Photo: Checkwood

Justin Cote nailing the shot, maybe. Photo: Checkwood

Justin Cote nailing the shot, maybe. Photo: Checkwood

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