A surfer at the waters edge in Huntington Beach
They say we came from the sea and well…all that stuff, but I know that certain people are drawn religiously to the ocean. They’ll skip out on school, work and sometimes even family. They’re called surfers. They are drawn to the water’s edge and beyond.
I capture lot’s of photos that include surfers, mostly in Huntington Beach. Each have their own ritual as they prepare to enter the water. Most stretch at the beach and spend a little time looking at the waves to see how they plan to surf it.
But there is one thing many surfers always do. They pause momentarily at the waters edge right before they enter. As if to say, “I’m committing to this and there’s no turning back, so I might as well do my best and have fun”.
Perhaps it’s something most of us should do before we take on a large job, task or project. If you’re going to do something, do it right and have fun doing it.
Photo above was taken on the south side of the Huntington Beach pier. It’s also part of the City Daily Photo theme day The Waters Edge gallery for November.