Boise River Surfing

As a long time ocean surfer living in Colorado and Idaho has been hard. Being reasonably close to the waves has been something that I've always taken for granted growing up in the NW. My venture into river surfing this year means that a surfable wave is closer than it's ever been, however it's not an easy crossover. I'm on day 5 on my new board and while I didn't expect it to be easy I did think that years of ocean surfing and paddling experience might be helpful. Turns out that it may help a little, but it's probably the hardest thing I've ever done...

This morning's session started pretty dull with sunrise hidden behind layers of smoke from the summers early forest fires, however just as I was about to leave the sun broke through. I brought my camera with exactly this possibility in mind, and it turned out even better than I had hoped.
I've always loved fast down the line surf shots taken with a slow shutter and plenty of blur, so I played around with that for most of these, experimenting with different shutter speeds from as slow as 1/8th all the way up to 1/2000th.


What do you think? Should I shoot more?

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