Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach.

Breaking wave, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, morning, barrel shaped surf, California

Moonlight Beach Breaking Wave, California

Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad

Cresting wave and morning sun, Carlsbad, California.

Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave at the Wedge

Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Golden barrel

Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf

Sunrise Breaking Wave, California

2006 Mavericks surf contest champion Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa.  Final round, Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California

Twiggy Baker, finals, Mavericks Surf Contest, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California.

Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California

Breaking Wave, California

Little Corona Beach, at night under a full moon, waves lit by moonlight, Newport Beach, California

Little Corona Beach At Night By A Full Moon, Newport Beach

Breaking wave fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking Wave Fast Motion And Blur, The Wedge

Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave, Cardiff by the Sea, California

Breaking wave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, San Diego.

Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad

Heaving tube, wave breaks across the morning sun, Carlsbad, California.

A green wave breaking, with sunset light filtering through, Ponto, Carlsbad, California

A backlit green wave breaking, sunset on Ponto Cliffs, Carlsbad.

Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California.

Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California, The Wedge, Newport Beach

Breaking Wave, The Wedge

A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge

The Wedge, Newport Beach, California.

Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer

Waves Rush In At Sunset, Carlsbad

Two surfers at sunset, blood red dusk, Encinitas

Two Surfers At Sunset, Encinitas

Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Sunrise Breaking Wave, The Wedge

Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California, The Wedge, Newport Beach

Breaking Wave, The Wedge

Breaking wave, tube, hollow barrel, morning surf

Breaking wave about to become a barrel tube, morning surf. Carlsbad.

Hospital Point, La Jolla, dawn, sunrise light and approaching storm clouds

Hospital Point, Dawn, La Jolla

California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

California Brown Pelican Flying Over A Breaking Wave, La Jolla

A wave, breaking with powerful energy, at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge

A wave, breaking with powerful energy, at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California

Sunset And Incoming Surf, Carlsbad

California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

California Brown Pelican Flying Over A Breaking Wave, La Jolla

Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California

Sunset And Incoming Surf, Carlsbad

Breaking wave, tube, hollow barrel, morning surf

Surf breaking on glass, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.

Breaking wave, tube, hollow barrel, morning surf

Cardiff Surf

Tube, Cylinders, the Wedge, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Hollow Tube at Cylinders, The Wedge, Newport Beach.

Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer

Waves Rush In At Sunset, Carlsbad

Breaking wave. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Cresting cylinder, morning. Newport Beach.

Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Ponto Surf, Carlsbad

Cardiff, morning surf, Cardiff by the Sea, California

Cardiff Surf, Cardiff By The Sea

Sunset wave, Ponto, Carlsbad, California

Sunset wave, breaking surf backlit before night, Ponto, Carlsbad.

Breaking wave, early morning surf, Ponto, Carlsbad, California

Ponto, morning surf, Carlsbad, California.

Breaking wave, early morning surf, Ponto, Carlsbad, California

Surf breaks in shallow water, Carlsbad

Breaking wave, early morning surf, Ponto, Carlsbad, California

Green ocean water and breaking surf.

Surf, wave, winter, morning, Ponto, South Carlsbad

Morning glass and frosty lip, Ponto, Carlsbad.

Brock Little, final round, Mavericks surf contest (third place), February 7, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California

Brock Little, Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California.

Breaking wave fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking Wave Fast Motion And Blur, The Wedge

Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California

Breaking Wave, California

California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

California Brown Pelican Flying Over A Breaking Wave, La Jolla

Sponger and backlit barrel, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Sponger and backlit barrel

Close out wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Close out, view from inside looking out, Carlsbad.

Brandt's cormorants flying over a breaking wave, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California

Brandt's Cormorants Flying Over A Breaking Wave, La Jolla

Salt Creek surf, pretty big day, winter, morning, Laguna Niguel, California

Salt Creek surf, cresting wave, Laguna Niguel, California.

Salt Creek surf, pretty big day, winter, morning, Laguna Niguel, California

Salt Creek, thick barrel wave, morning, Laguna Niguel, California.

Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Ponto Surf, Carlsbad

Breaking waves crash upon a rocky reef under the light of a full moon, La Jolla, California

Full Moon Over Breaking Surf, La Jolla

Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Newport Surf, The Wedge

Breaking wave. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking wave, big surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach.

The wave.  Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California

Mavericks Wave, Mavs surf contest 2006.

Cardiff surf, breaking wave, morning, Cardiff by the Sea, California

Morning surf, breaking wave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Breaking waves crash upon a rocky reef under the light of a full moon, La Jolla, California

Full Moon Over Breaking Surf, La Jolla

Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California

Sunset And Incoming Surf, Carlsbad

Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf, Warm Water Jetties

Warm Water Jetties Surf