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  • Jay Moriarty
    of History It is fortunate to be around that type of person You learn a lot My fondest recollection of Jay Moriarty is of him kick stalling in the barrel at Maverick s and smiling at me A peculiar and unsettling memory was getting a phone call informing me that he had died by drowning I was driving South through Half Moon Bay and looked up to see the Radar Tower at Pillar Point The feeling of confusion I had felt when the call came was identical to when while shaping the phone had rang with the news of Mark Foo dying at this same place Pillar Point HMB An even more perplexing circumstance was climbing into a boat in the Maldives and having my boat man tell me he had been worried about me I had been on the bottom with my camera for awhile In broken English he explained that the spot was where Jay had died Maldives Holly Beck So now someone will capitalize the life of this man A writer has penned and sold a screenplay about Jay The question occurred to me if a production company had called would I take the job Probably not I am guessing I did turn down the opportunity to work on Blue Crush I have standards for my self and what I will engage that do not allow me much wiggle room I had helped the writer a bit with the Jay story assuming that it is the same one I have it here somewhere But I avoid the person for my own reasons I hope the film turns out well But I am glad that I do not need to engage it myself I would feel sort of dirty Will I go see it Probably I did watch

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  • surf culture
    by David Pu u 1 Comment This morning I woke up from a nightmare dream at 3 30 am In the dream I was glossing boards and had lost the hot batch of finishing resin I found it in the nick of time and was just completing the last board as it went off I even had the acrid smell of an over Continue Reading Posted in Blog Swell Five and the Marathon Man Posted on December 31 2009 by David Pu u 3 Comments It was o dark thirty on the second day of swell event number five on the Gold Coast in the middle of the El Nino 2009 2010 season I was gingerly working my way down the spiral stairway which leads down from the aerie which is the loft bedroom that overlooks one of the beaches I Continue Reading Posted in Blog Swell 4 Posted on December 24 2009 by David Pu u 0 Comments The latest in our wave makers arrived innocuously enough with a soft and barely perceptible pulse arriving late in the evening I had watched the shoulder high lines stacking up at California Street at last light under yet another masterpiece sunset Yet not much pulse showed on the weather buoys The next morning at 3 Continue Reading Posted in Blog A Fall Fantasy Posted on December 3 2009 by David Pu u 0 Comments Nothing deep to share Or is there The past weeks have allowed me a lot of time and effort to delve into what many consider to be my forte which is shooting surfing nature beach culture and lifestyle So this blog is devoted to showing a few of the sights seen this last several weeks Continue Reading Posted in Blog What is Surfing Fifty Views Posted on

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  • Relevance
    Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Relevance Posted on March 25 2014 by David Pu u 0 Comments Sean Tully dropped me a note the other day which had me scrambling to find an image file we created awhile back I could not locate the high res finals only some low res jpegs So I referred to the original shot file where the camera raws reside and had a little look What I found was a slew of work we had not really put out into editorial at that time I think maybe two or three from this series had become magazine covers but the rest had just not been relevant as far as I could tell But today I sort of went wow as I found them and set to work processing the images on two new programs that did not exist when these images were collected In a world where we tend to chase our tales sometimes in the mindset that new equals relevant I was pleasantly surprised that these images far surpassed every single image of a brand name surf publication which arrived at my door today in their genre Made me think about my

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  • surfer
    Pu u 2 Comments It is always the scarcity of a thing which imparts value in the perception of a viewing public so artists tend to withold showing too much of their hand at once I remember a photographer with whom I worked years ago who would hoard his work and release it one image at a time over Continue Reading Posted in Blog Surfing Is Posted on July 13 2010 by David Pu u 3 Comments The motivation for this piece began with the publication of the following story in the WSJ to which I contributed an image of my girlfriend Donna Von Hoesslin Read the comment section post story and you will see a diversity of opinions including mine that are quite revelatory about each person s point of view regarding Continue Reading Posted in Blog Swell Five and the Marathon Man Posted on December 31 2009 by David Pu u 3 Comments It was o dark thirty on the second day of swell event number five on the Gold Coast in the middle of the El Nino 2009 2010 season I was gingerly working my way down the spiral stairway which leads down from the aerie which is the loft bedroom that overlooks one of the beaches I Continue Reading Posted in Blog A Fall Fantasy Posted on December 3 2009 by David Pu u 0 Comments Nothing deep to share Or is there The past weeks have allowed me a lot of time and effort to delve into what many consider to be my forte which is shooting surfing nature beach culture and lifestyle So this blog is devoted to showing a few of the sights seen this last several weeks Continue Reading Posted in Blog New Bigger Better Posted on October 24 2009 by David

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  • Oceanlovers, Blue Ocean Sciences, Creativity and Commerce
    surprise is occurring That is one of the great things about Surfing You never know when the presents will arrive It keeps your appetite whetted and hones a weather eye which is innate to all of us who live attached to the Sea I work in some far reaching company endeavors these days Two massive scale projects are Blue Ocean Sciences and the Ocean Lovers Collective What those two groups are doing is pretty incredible really I never imagined being involved in something that could change the world ever But it appears that I am I wrote about some of that on the Oceanlovers Beyond a Blog education asset today in a piece titled The Blue Forge I recommend it for anyone who believes they need to save something or someone I have long maintained that we really cannot save anything our goal is to contribute and to flow in that is happiness and the good fruit of healthy change You can find some my commercially available image work at Corbis images here Corbis has been a great asset and help to me over almost 15 years and they supply my work to a large number of clients around the world with instant download delivery and easy licensing And yes believe it or not I am always available to discuss shooting projects in Motion or Stills from weddings like this one I did as a guest for fun for my friends at Paradise Pantry as a gift to just about any subject one can imagine Yea weddings SHOULD be fun things They are all about happiness I love it all and am well qualified in every way Should I not have the time or acumen a project requires I connect that project to one of my remarkable colleagues We are

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  • Surfer magazine
    u 8 Comments angel ˈānjəl noun 1 a spiritual being believed to act as an attendant agent or messenger of God So let the Earth give testimony I was raised in Santa Barbara Most of my earliest and therefore strongest influences were based on my native Hawaiian Culture s perception of man s place in the world and the catch Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Mavericks Challenge Ready Aim Stand Posted on February 19 2010 by David Pu u 21 Comments Modus An Operator s perspective I am just in the door from Maverick s We had quite an adventure up there This trip I was a part of the K38 Mavericks Water Rescue Team I joined K38 long ago on the heels of shooting the 2000 Tow Surfing Championships at Jaws I realized in the course Continue Reading Posted in Blog Project Cupcake Posted on July 17 2009 by David Pu u 14 Comments What started out as a Facebook discussion on my friend West Cooke s mad cooking skills and his hidden away restaurant Cooke s Smokehouse A couple blocks away from the location of one of my old surf shops got a little out of hand Funny what can inspire us to create something special It is remarkable what Continue Reading Posted in Blog Fifty Waves to Leave Your Lover For Posted on June 23 2009 by David Pu u 21 Comments I live in a place many consider to be California s Gold Coast The term conjures up images of glassy warm Winter days and crisp blue green lines which swell and pitch into morning light flashing golden with a brilliance that is breathtaking and addicting as it sets an emotional hook in one s soul Dolphins reflecting Continue Reading Posted in Blog What is

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  • Airborne
    In process she said she needed to reach her mother and made motions to the passenger seat with her arms as if she was trying to grab a hold of something No one was there The car was filling up with smoke and exhaust fumes and I knew that if I could not get the engine off she would not last long I saw a rock But it meant the back window and climbing in I did not want to do that You need to turn your car off Reach up and turn the key I said it loudly Repeatedly She was out of it Not cognitive Shit I went to the back of the car resigned to get the rock and remarkably the car shut off Happy A group of bystanders was cliff side and cameras were out I could hear sirens Maybe ten minutes had elapsed since my call That was fast I thought I went back and checked on her and she was out again Elderly woman Maybe 65 0r 70 Once more I told her that help was on the way I then climbed back up the cliff slipped into my sandals went to my car and shot three frames I moved my car down from the scene and got out just as the first fire truck arrived I stayed for a few minutes and shot a few more images Then headed down coast Not wanting to be anywhere near the place as traffic began to pull over and new hazards began to develop I have never understood why people do that Detritus Soon I was at another break and camera in hand decided not to make the trek down to Malibu I felt like being alone But as is typical of this stretch of coastline a few people saw my lone car parked and pulled over The large RV behind my car with five people each with cameras in hand looking at me said it all Bleah Dangerous place to stick a family and RV on the narrow shoulder My car was nestled far offroad Their s was not People sometimes seem to have little regard for the consequences of their actions A much larger set broke up coast and as I suspected the real sets were spaced approximately 20 minutes apart One of my friends an expert waterman and swimmer told me he had almost drowned surfing that morning I had been talking to some of the other water photographers in my network warning them about this swell It was going to be risky to swim due to the way the energy would sequence in from two separate directions with long and relentless wave rich sets that would recycle you back into the impact zone Big swells are funny It is as if people get intoxicated by all the energy being released and can do things similar to what one would see a drunk person engage I shot a few more remarkable waves as

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  • surfing
    David Pu u 2 Comments This is the second installment in this series on many loves It is about Surfing Not many people know exactly why they surf It just is what they do Surfing gives a lot to the participant It often gets to the point of seeming to be a greedy avocation The more you get the better Continue Reading Posted in Blog Surfing is for Everybody Posted on January 11 2011 by David Pu u 2 Comments William Orbit gets it Click on this link if you want a soundtrack for this blog Had a gal come by yesterday who was working on a College thesis at Syracuse and had asked if she could interview me about the changes that I had seen on the coast in my lifetime Wound up talking Continue Reading Posted in Blog Christmas Sonnet Posted on December 25 2010 by David Pu u 2 Comments This Song from John Lennon resonates with me But not for the reasons one may at first surmise For me the challenge is contained in the lyrics So what have you done Doing going is what matters A young woman making her way up the stairs of a very old Catholic Church in the cold Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Lineup Posted on December 14 2010 by David Pu u 0 Comments The image above is a tight shot of the crowd in the lineup at Pipeline one day a few seasons back Pipe is located on the North Shore of the Island of Oahu Generally a lineup is a pretty near perfect example of a social and cultural hierarchy and how those tend to stratify according Continue Reading Posted in Blog Fall Posted on November 9 2010 by David Pu u 0 Comments We don

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