It seems like we wait for an eternity for the summer south swells to reach our shores, bringing with them warmer waters and swell lines to the horizon. Over the past few weeks we’ve been sampling a taste of So Cal’s sweet summer offerings, with the first south swells of the season showing up full force. Under the May grey I’ve managed to sneak out and capture the moments of wave hungry surfers. Just last week I found myself heading North of San Diego running away from closeouts and in search of sneaky corners. I found some great waves with awesome friends ……. here’s a few shots from my swell chasing adventures below.
This past weekend I was fortunate to be invited to join a badass group of Surf Moms -Escaping their kids and taking some time out of their daily grind to enjoy each others company, catch some waves and have a good laugh along the way. As always, camera in hand I was there to capture the best (and worst moments). Here’s some of my favorite images from the weekend for you to enjoy. If you’re looking at finding a rad bunch of women (moms and non moms) to go surfing and on adventures with, I recommend you take a little trip on over to www.sandiegosurfladies.com and sign yourself up! Here’s a couple of my fav photos from our weekend…..enjoy – Ashleigh
We’ve been super excited since our local street was newly paved last week and is the ultimate skate heaven for us girls. The afternoon waves were a little mixed up with a strong onshore – so we grabbed the boards and cruised Neptune to shoot the anticipated HerWaves ‘Rolling Single’ Tank. Get your new favorite tank now over at www.herwaves.com
One of the true perks of my work is meeting incredible people like Devon DeMint. She’s a Leucadia local, absolute shredder, skateboarder, inspirational writer and rad mom to two little beach bums. You’d be hard pushed to meet someone with as much stoke and bigger smile than this little lady – plus, she’s got talent to match. As one of my favorite surfers to photograph, I was stoked to head to Swamis a few days ago
Known as @mermaidsightings on instagram, Devon has a follow worthy page and wonderful website www.taleofamermaid.com. She’s also the driving force behind this incredible ladies skate group www.sheskateshere.com (@sheskateshere). If you don’t already, you should go and follow her RIGHT NOW! Keep your eyes peeled for this mermaid at her local spot – North Reef Beacons.
I have a wonderful group of surf amigas locally who I am fortunate to be able to surf with and take pictures of daily. A couple of months ago they had a little feature in Surf Girl magazine and I was stoked to be their photographer for a fun (if not slightly overcast) morning at Oceanside Harbor. So awesome to see my work in print and to have a 3 page spread in this incredible girls surf mag.
I get asked so often for prints, of not just surfers but of waves and images of our beautiful coastline here in San Diego. I’m currently piecing together a wonderful collection of some of my favorite images from around the county which will be available to purchase in a variety of prints, with an exciting collection of prints on aluminum, canvas, wood and much more! I can’t wait to share with you all.
Last week we saw some solid swell here in San Diego . Monday 17th was really big with long period NW swell rolling in. On Tuesday things shaped top a little more with a lower swell period and some really big waves at every beach along the coast. I headed to Blacks on both days, but on Tuesday I took the trail down on the to beach to get a different angle capture some shots from the sand. Here’s a couple of my favorite moments. Be sure too head over and check out my full gallery HERE with all my shots from ‘Big Tuesday’. I can’t wait for some more swells like this over the winter!
Hey guys and girls – sorry it took a little while. I’m super excited to be able to give you the opportunity to get your San Diego Surf Photos Gift Certificates online with ease. The beautiful printed voucher will be mailed out to you. If you’d prefer an e-voucher instead just be sure to pop a note on your order!
They are a great gift for any surfer….and lets be honest, they’re the hardest people to buy for. Whether its for birthday, Christmas, a thank you or any other occasion you really can’t go wrong! >>see my previous post for the the deets about the vouchers<<
To purchase yours, of head over to https://www.sandiegosurfphotos.com/Gift-Certificates
Last posting day for the holidays: 12/20/19
*All voucher purchases after this date in time of Christmas will be sent as an e-voucher for you to print out!
So you guys asked and here they are….we now have surf photo shoot gift certificates available to purchase just in time for the holidays! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the surfer in your life – you’re going to get some serious gift giving bonus points with one of these.
What your get….
- 1.5 hr personal surf photo shoot
- Up to 4 people – so your recipient can also bring their surfing buddies along too
- All of the photos from the session (wipeouts included) no restriction on number of shots in your gallery
- Photos provided in a personal gallery – HD digital downloads
- We come to your chosen surf spot – anywhere in San Diego County
- Beautiful printed gift certificate
If you’d like to get your hands on one of these in time for the holidays, please email us
For you last minute shoppers who may miss the last posing dates for the Christmas period or want to send your gift certificate digitally, we also offer an e-voucher if you’d prefer!
Happy Holidays – Ashleigh
I really appreciate the huge amount of support I have received and for each and every one of you who’s taken time to follow my social media, attend my photos sessions, buy your shots and pass on the word to your fellow surfers. So…here’s newest addition to my growing website. Enjoy – Ashleigh x
Hey – thanks for visiting my new blog. Today I am celebrating 2 years of San Diego surf photos!! Wow, where did the time go? After thousands of shutter clicks, and many hours spent at the beach taking photos I thought it about time that I put some of my accomplishments, favorite shots, ramblings and such things down on ‘paper’. I always have so much to share with you all!