Waikiki Sunset Swim

Its been a while since Ive gone for a swim in Waikiki, especially for sunset. Commitments have kept me away, mainly my Jiu Jitsu classes which is a positive thing at the end of the day. I knew the surf was up so I felt it would be an ideal time to grab my Essex Surfhousing, Dafin Fins and my trusty Canon 5D MK II with a 50mm 1.8 attached. 

I always swim out at one spot, its called Waikiki Walls and is situated at the east of end of the Waikiki Strip, its easily identified by a long concrete pier that goes out in to the ocean. I like this area as its shallow and the waves are a little more hollow. Also there is less traffic in the water as its a bodyboarding only spot. Being shallow has its downfalls as I always seem to get tore up by the reef when I'm here, but hey its worth it at the end of the day...

Enjoy the photos:

Unknown Uncle paddles out with his little dog sitting on his back

Unknown Uncle paddles out with his little dog sitting on his back

The things you see while swimming in the waters in Waikiki - hehe.

The things you see while swimming in the waters in Waikiki - hehe.


My new passion as a photographer

For a long time I have looked up to wave photographer Clark Little and Surf Photographer Zak Noyle. I wanted to be a part of a new trend in water photography, namely Waves and shooting from the water. My move to Hawaii put me in the perfect spot and now takes up most of my morning time before work. Armed with a GoPro camera and a KNEKT trigger, I venture out into the surf. It has been a huge learning curve but I am so excited to learn more. The GoPro has helped me develop my timing and swimming skills in varied conditions.

Unfortunately for large scale printing the GoPro is not up to the standard of my Canon 5D MK III DSLR. I am currently working towards a Surf Housing from the likes of SPL or Essex surf housings.

Prints are available up to 16x24 and start at $75 including shipping.

Please contact me at photobret@hotmail.com

Flickr Link to current gallery:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bretthompsett/sets/72157644131973815/


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