Surfdog Surfing Photos
Unless you are a pro surfer or at least, an extremely accomplished surfer with surf-photographer friends,
then collecting photos of yourself surfing can be a daunting task.
Admittedly, some of the few pictures I had collected were lost during Hurricane Iniki.
But to be able to get good photos of yourself while surfing, you need at least 3 things:

1. Someone on the beach with decent equipment, and knows when to push the button.
2. Good waves, there should be good waves and then its a good day for surfing.
3. It would really help if you were having a good day in the surf during your session.

To have all 3 things come together at the same time happens very infrequently. At least from my experience.
Lately over the last 20 years or so, I've been able to come up with a few times when the criteria comes together.
For a Photo-Trip even further down Memory Lane Click the Magazine Cover

Surfer Magazine Photo Issue 1976

The pictures on this page go from oldest to latest. Dates are approximate, especially the earliest photos.

Trademark Hand Draggin @ Hideaways, March, 1985, Scanned from a slide that was lost for at least 15 years.
Emailed to me by the photog Harry Rabin in 2001.


Hideaways circa 1990. Photo Credit: Jay Streed
This picture saved after Hurricane Iniki was thought to be damaged beyond repair. I peeled it from under the soaked glass desktop and allowed it to dry.
Recently it turned up during a nostalgia trip through our old photos. I scanned and Photoshopped a few spots and made it 1/2 way presentable.


The Wai the day after Thanksgiving 1995

The grainy ones seen below are actually from a video shot by my brother Dave Abramo in 1995.
They are video captures made before digital cameras came to the forefront.
These 4 below were shot on video and painstakingly captured and converted to JPG files in late 1995.


Kalihiwai Nov. '95

Kalihiwai Nov. '95

Kalihiwai Nov. '95

Kalihiwai Nov. '95


   Tunnels Fall '89 ---------------------- New Board Fall '97 --------------------Polihale '96


Kalihiwai, March 13th, 2003
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The stills and the clip below were all shot on the same day: May 05, 2003 by Harry Rabin - On the Wave Productions

Kalihiwai May 5, 2003

Kalihiwai May 5, 2003

Kalihiwai May 5, 2003

 

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Pakala's July 2007

Pakala's July 2007
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Voodoo Reef Sequence, Feb 23, 2010 shot by Jeff McBride

Feb 23, 2010


Feb 23, 2010


Feb 23, 2010


Sept. 25th, 2010: HD Video Clip at the Bowl at Hanalei. Shot by Terry Lilley. This is a still frame grab from the youtube video clip below.........


After days of surfing in brilliantly clear Kauaian skies, my balding hairline was starting to fry.
This should explain the goofy hat.


Nov. 14th, 2010 courtesy Jackie Abramo


Nov. 14th, 2010 courtesy Jackie Abramo
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