Florida Surfing

It wasn’t exactly warm in Florida, as the temperature took a dive from the 70s to 45 — 60o F.

With some angst I booked a flight and visited friends in Florida (I’m pleased to report that I tested negative for Covid-19 three days after my return). Since they live near a surfing beach I dragged my heavy lenses and tripod to photograph these water warriors. It wasn’t exactly warm in Florida, as the temperature took a dive from the 70s to 45 — 60o F. So even here in northern Florida surfers were wearing their lighter wet-suits.

I first went to a stretch of beach where there were several surfers. Unfortunately, none of them were very adept at catching waves; I was mostly looking at bobbing heads and failed attempts. But further down the beach there were two surfers, once of which had no problems catching waves (see him, above).

I include surfers on this environmental blog because, aside from driving to and from beaches, this is a pretty green activity. Of course, their primary reason for surfing is fun, and many report it to be a Zen-like experience. To see more of these surfing images go to my on-line gallery.

I plan some surfing videos in the near future. In the meantime for those of you with Amazon Prime, check out White Rhino.

If you’re a surfer let me know about some of your experiences in the comments section.

Author: Stephen Fielding Images

I'm a retired medical sociologist from the University of Rochester. Climate change is one of the two great challenges facing humanity (the other is nuclear weapons). In writing about the impact of climate change I read reputable books and articles on the topic. So when I make statements about climate change you will see a link taking you to the scientific source(s) of the information I provide. As for my independently published photobooks, each has gone through several layers of editing and peer review for both readability and accuracy. This is not to say that everything I say is accurate. Even the New York Times makes mistakes. So, if you find something that is factually incorrect, let me know. I hope you find reading my blog a positive experience. If you do, please encourage your family and friends to have a look. You can find photos from my other photo work by clicking on the My SmugMug Gallery tab, above. Best wishes, -Steve

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