Hi all I went to the Breaka Burleigh Surf pro last Friday and Saturday. The weather and waves were variable, but, although I’m no surfing expert, I really enjoyed the surfing on show, and seeing a few well known 'names' in action. Cropping seems a slightly controversial area with surfing pics. Some people seem to say “Show where the surfer has come from and where they’re going”, while others just say “Show where they’re going”. If you take option 1 fairly literally, you sometimes end up with the surfer near mid-picture (and therefore ‘rule-of-thirds’ issues). If you take option 2 seriously, and crop heavily behind the surfer, you usually crop away nice patterns in the water/wave. Anyway, here we go (clicking on an image takes you to the Smugmug Gallery, which will also show main EXIF data): (some better weather further down in the Saturday pics): Friday: 1. 2. 3. He made it out, too: see the next 2 in the gallery: http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Breaker-Burleigh-Surf-Pro/11293385_fUtgx#792478006_Dfwai 4. Saturday: 5. 6. Prominent Surfer Mick Fanning: 7. 8. 9. 10. Eventual winner Taj Burrow: 11. Taj Burrow Galleries: "Friday - better shots": http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Breaker-Burleigh-Surf-Pro/11293385_fUtgx#792478894_tpd2T "Saturday - better shots": http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/breaker-burleigh-surf-pro-II/11301761_yDcd3#793086043_9eDx5 C & C welcome Regards D EDIT: added a couple of Quicksilver Pro (27 Feb) pics on page two. D.