Inspiration : Garrett McNamara Does It Again !

All reason to smile, Garrett during a recent portrait session I had with him.

The height still has to be confirmed, but the word is around 100 feet. It would break his current world record of 78ft from last year November, see the video. Here’s a photo by surf photographer, Tó Mané, of Garrett on the wave in Nazaré, Portugal.

Congratulations Garrett !

NYC: Tomorrow 6th Annual SEA Paddle NYC

Come on out tomorrow and cheer on the athletes paddling around Manhattan to bring awareness and funding to the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) environmental projects and ancillary Autism charities.

Join us at the start at 7:30am on Pier 40, and at the finish line around 12:30 when the first Elite Race paddlers will be landing on the beach underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, or for the White Water Party on Pier 17 at 6pm. For more info please visit SEAPadddle NYC.

As in the last years, I will be covering the event with photo and video front to back. Here are some images from last year.

Yesterday, PDN Magazine featured my SEAPaddle portraits from last year on their PDN Photo of the Day site highlighting the great cause of the event.

It would be great to see you there!

Inspiration: Garrett McNamara breaks world record!


Garrett McNamara surfed a monstrous 90ft rogue wave near the Nazaré Canyon in Portugal. The previous world record holder for surfing the largest wave is Pete Cabrinha who surfed a 70ft wave at Jaws in Maui in 2004.

A couple of months before Garrett went out to Portugal, we were hanging out at the NYC SeaPaddle. His mission has always been to catch the biggest and best waves mother nature can produce. He told me that this was going to happen.

Congrats Garrett! You are an inspiration.