Evening Photography: The Surfer Returns to Shore

“Most of the surfers [seen] on this evening shoot were there at the ocean as long or longer….which meant at least two hours. imagine most if not all felt when leaving the ocean: a sense of peace, a sense of unexplained joy, and a sense that now, having communed properly with the ocean, the day was truly done.” – These words truly capture my feelings about having a sense of peace after becoming one with the ocean. It is the realization of how small we are in the grand scheme of things but yet at the same time understanding you belong.


surfer surf surfboard ocean swim enjoy sport photography photo sunset Nikon The surfer returns to shore… having completed his latest meaningful dialogue with the ocean.
-K’lee L.

My enjoyment with the ocean often extends to seeing others find their enjoyment with the same ocean. Nowhere is this more true than when I get to see surfers head out into the water in search of ‘the perfect wave’.

In my eyes, I can see the reverence they have for the ocean before their feet make the initial contact. I’ve seen this reverence in the eyes and body language of surfers while removing their surfboards from the hoods of their cars. It’s as though they slip into a different mindset; a different awareness meant to prepare them for that ‘first contact’ of the day or evening surfing session.

This particular photo comes from a recent evening shoot. I’ve made a few posts lately featuring both surf and surfers, during evening and morning. In…

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