Kiku Pujol, Byron Bay surf photographer

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017

Photo by Kiku Pujol

Since it’s been a while since I featured some surf, and underwater photography, here’s the work Kiku Pujol, who is based in Byron Bay, Australia.

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Night surfing (sort of) at Norway’s Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016

Last month I linked to a short documentary about a night surfing competition that is held at Cornwall’s Fistral Beach, in Britain. Surfing in the dark must be challenging enough, to say nothing to trying to do so in a competitive environment.

So, what about night surfing in the Arctic Circle? What sort of difficulties might that present? Well, it depends. If you are surfing in the waters off Unstad Beach, located on Norway’s Lofoten Islands – which are just north of the Arctic Circle – during the summer months, it would be a pretty normal experience.

It may technically be night time, but thanks to the Midnight Sun, there will of course be sufficient daylight. A beautiful spot, by the way, for surfing or otherwise.

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Night surfing deserves a quiet, dark, night

Monday, 18 July, 2016

Hopefully, the thought of night swimming invokes happy memories of warm summer nights, and a nearby lake or river to take a refreshing dip in. The notion even inspired a REM song from 1992.

Then there’s night surfing, an all together different pursuit. It’s an activity that requires a little more care, especially when there are others in the water at the same time. Still, that doesn’t stop night time surf competitions taking place, nor people turning out to participate, and watch.

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Want to go surfing in the mountains? All you need is a river

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

Are you a person who likes the mountains rather than the beach, but still wants to surf? It’s certainly possible to do both, go surfing in the mountains that is, all you need is a decent whitewater sort of river, and way you can go, surfing the rivers

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Surfing most surreal seen at one thousand frames per second

Monday, 10 November, 2014

Footage of surfers doing their thing, as filmed by Chris Bryan at one thousand frames per second… the result is spectacular to say the least.

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Surfing at night, guided only by the light of a… flare

Thursday, 26 September, 2013

Some night time surfing with… flare, literally, near the Mentawai Islands, off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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If you get caught between the Moon and the Tenerife surf…

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013

Surfing by the light of the Moon and the stars in the waters around Tenerife … it can’t get much better than that.

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Beneath the waves, the world that the surfer doesn’t see

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012

This might be as close as it is possible to get to a behind-the-scenes look at the waves surfers traverse.

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Garrett McNamara’s record breaking surf of a 90 foot wave

Monday, 18 June, 2012

I’m pretty sure I spent at least a night in Nazaré while I was wondering around Portugal this one time, but do not recall seeing surf conditions remotely like those in which Garrett McNamara recently took out the world record for surfing the biggest known wave, that measured a calculated height of about 27.5 metres, or 90 feet.

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A ray of sun shine after a week of rain

Tuesday, 29 November, 2011

Sydney apparently saw just 45 minutes of sunshine last week, and the Central Coast wasn’t much better either. There’s no lack of sunshine in Fiji, where this video, one from a series of three, was filmed however.

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