Surfing Gulf in Film

 
 

A few texts went back & forth, and we decided to meet at dawn….

The Gulf of Mexico was our destination. Specific surf spots are not disclosed in this post. All you need to know is that if you hear the waves are going off somewhere, it is always worth going.

Go search. Hunt. Enjoy. And take a picture or two so you can look back on it some day.

Here are images I took on 35mm Portra 400 film using a passed-down Minolta XG-1 (new favorite cam). We started the day in the water before the sun broke the horizon behind our backs. It was cold. Really fuckin cold. The 3:2 wetsuit wasn’t nearly enough, but the laughs kept the moral high.

After surfing the morning session we ventured to another break. Then another, and another. The day came to an end and we split ways. A few weeks later the film was sent out & developed using The Darkroom. I was referred to them by a friend and have been using their services ever since! Got some film? Give The Darkroom a try. Super easy to send your stuff to them and they get it back within days.

 
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You know you’re surfing the right spot when Cory Lopez is there.  Too bad the shutter stuck too long here.

You know you’re surfing the right spot when Cory Lopez is there.
Too bad the shutter stuck too long here.

These images are straight from the camera. Zero editing. Raw lighting and colors.

Max Muller