I just finished the Waterman course with “One Ocean International’s” Joe Knight. It was an awesome course and I learned so much, thanks to Joe and his Team.
Being in the water my whole life as a Surfer, Kitesurfer, Windsurfer, SUPer, Freediver and mainly as an Ocean Photographer I experienced some tricky situations in bigger surf in the past. Thinking being bullet-proof and finding out I’m not, this course is exactly made for people like me.
The program gives especially surfers and surf photographers a deep inside knowledge about breathing technics and training methods how to survive the next nasty sets of waves much easier.
Breathing technics under high pressure, meditation, rescue, deep dives, stretching, simulating big wipe outs, efficient duck-diving were just some highlights of the 3 day course. Also a lot of knowledge behind the whole human psychology in regards of breathing we took home for our future water time.
I loved Joe’s course and I can only recommend to do a course with him and his team at one stage if you are serious about your waterman activities.
To find out more go to www.ooneoceaninternational.org
Now the Christmas Holiday Season has started and the year 2014 is almost over.
I thank you all who has been part of my year and the incredible journeys I did.
Thanks guys and I hope to see you all again in the NEW Year 2015 for some amazing adventures together.
Take care! Stay safe and Dream on!
This is what it is all about,
LIVE YOUR DREAMS AND WEAR YOUR PASSION!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Stephan ; ))
And here my little Xmas present for you, something I just found on the net. Probably the most incredible Surf Doko I have ever seen. Incredible dangerous, Incredible fascinating, Incredible awesome! These guys are the modern Gladiators, riding the nature, riding the giant dragons, doesn’t matter what.
Made it into the Italian
with Cabrinha Rider: Alberto Rondina
Made another Cover Shot ; ))
This time with Cabrinha Team Rider Alberto Rondina for the KITE Magazine Germany
Just got back from an amazing surf photography trip from the Telo Islands,
quite remote location in Sumatra/ Indonesia.
It took me 4 plane rides, several car and bus rides, plus 2 boat trips including an overnight boat journey on an old Indonesian fishing trawler to get to the island. Same way back, left last Monday and made it back into Byron Bay yesterday on Friday.
But it was worth the travel. Check out the photos and I think you will know what I mean.
Thanks to my great friend Craig Shales to get me on this adventure
and also thanks to Craig’s good friends: David, Peter, Simon and Grant for this awesome surf safari trip!
Here a few shots I took while I was riding around my new bike with my backpack and my camera in it. All of the sudden the moon popped-up in a perfect position. Didn’t have my best camera gear with me (hard on a bike!), but still, got some nice shots. Enjoy!!! ; ))
Just guess who took the Cover Shot Photo of Keahi de Aboitiz?
Yep, you are right!!! ; ))
I m proud of being part of this great book with my photography.
Over the past fifteen years, the extreme sport of kiteboarding has developed from an unlikely concept into a worldwide phenomenon. Kiteboarding: Where it s at… tracks these changes and looks at the various tangents that the sport has taken.
With stunning photography, each part reviews one of the four main disciplines within the sport: Freestyle, Waveriding, Wakestyle and Course Racing. Within each part is a background to the discipline, the kit, profiles of prime locations, key events and some of the riders and brands who have come to define the sport.
With over 200 shots from the best photographers in the game, and comprehensive access to all of the main players within the sport, author Alex Hapgood has ensured that Kiteboarding: Where it s at… is the most comprehensive and visually stunning representation of the sport to date.
‘An excellent overview of our sport with great imagery. Essential reading.
‘A beautiful and comprehensive look at kiting. Drawn from a broad collection of the sport s best shooters, this book is full of great images of a strikingly visual and technically challenging sport.’
‘Kiteboarding: Where it s at… is a great representation of our sport. It s awesome to have a book like this that shows the roots of the sport and what it has become today. Stunning photography and a real achievement.’
Keahi de Aboitiz
Finally back home after 3 month shooting overseas. Here my first little photo session at the home beach last evening. Enjoy!!! ; ))
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I m not sure what is going on, but this is the 3rd wedding this year for me where I am taking photos of. Before this year I have been to ONE real wedding in my life only and now this. I m still not a wedding photographer, but I hope you enjoy the photos:
Here something different for most of you. Foil-Boards, another way to enjoy flying over the big oceans without touching the water really (When you know what you are doing).