Apparently I like hues!
Here I am speaking in front of the crowd at my third annual Photos 2012 slideshow at Island Water Sports. Photo credit to Leon Legot!
Espn recently did an interview / portfolio review on my last year of shooting surfing around the world. Here are some screen shots from the article.
Hurricane Sandy literally created a huge stir in many ways around the Atlantic. Here are some images that were shot, ran, involved in, published, etc….
Featured cover image on the home page of Surfline.com
Contents page of Dec issue of ESM magazine. Aerial of Deerfield Beach.
Main image for all marketing for The Deerfield Beach Surf Festival to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims.
IWS T-shirt. Sales to benefit Sandy Victims.
Recently I was hired on a trip to chase the waves of Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean. We took a flight to Eleuthera, Bahamas start the chase all over the island for 5 days. You can read more each days stories here: http://slavetothewave.com/ben%20hicks/
Scroll to the posts labeled Bahamas.
Also below are some of the published images from the trip so far in different publications.
Last week the South Florida surfing community got another suggestion that the start of this winter is gonna be another good one as we got a little pulse. Here is a shot ran on Surfline.com of Local ripper Tanner Strohmenger getting some tube time in. Check it out here:
Check out local Cheyne Cottrell as we scored a little session in Palm Beach on Monday published on Surfline.com in Ides of March.
Wednesday morning we charged it early to get some good light with the rising swell hitting our coast. Meeting up with Cheyne Cottrell, his buddy Will Tant, Matt Oberman, Wesley Desouza, and Tahitian Hira Teriinatoofa, we caught the quick swell window. On the beach it was about 40 degrees, which was not exactly was I am used to. It was a beutiful day! All images copyright © 2009 Ben Hicks
The swell was still in the water and so was the push to get some shots. Matt and I have been about 0 for 10 and it was about time we got two solid days of shooting in. Headed up with Cheyene mid-morning with the call being Jupiter area. All the boys were there, packed together, taking off one after another. Not nearly as good as the day before but still good conditions to shoot in.
Last week a few of the stars aligned and South Florida actually got good. I headed up to search with Wes and Matt, meeting up with rest of the state of south fl to find some prestine conditions to shoot in. I really wanted to shoot water but the currents just weren’t right. Two sessions throughout the day provided for some great shots not to mention shooting some of the best in Florida. Here are a bunch and please no stealing the images with out contacting me first. Thanks!