The 2015 Southern Hemisphere storm season has been intense. Massive storms have already caused destruction and whipped up historic swells in their wake and it's only May! I made a last minute trip to El Salvador in hope of scoring a classic right point firing on all cylinders. She did not disappoint.
The same swell that saw Puerto Escondido go beyond XL roared through El Sal with non-stop sets in the double to triple overhead range for several days. Enjoy some images from this past week.
|Monday May 4|
Thanks Timothy Zhu (who shot the images on Big Monday), Graeme and the unknown Salvadorian panga shooter for the images of me surfing. I didn't have Vallarie with me on this trip so I appreciate the shots taken by others.
|Only a handful were able to break through the non-stop sets and get outside.|
A 16 year old named Jake Marshall from Encinitas was one of them. His 14 year old brother was another. These kids rip.
|One of me. Thanks Tim!|
|The paddle out was not easy|
|Me with sets stacking...|
|Nahum & Elena|
|Jazmin & Kevin|
|Graeme shot these next 7 images. Good job!|
|Me on the inside|
|The Angry Peruvian|
|Graeme, Elena, Nahum y Cristian|
|When he is not performing state-of-the-art back surgery, Dr. Todd Alamin like to carve waves|
|When he is not replacing hips or mending shattered bones, Dr. Michael Bellino practices Soul Surfing|
|Ryan, venturing to capitalize a racy section|
Here are some random images from the trip
|Old-style transportation in the town of El Cuco|
And thanks again to the local panga boat shooters for these following images of me!