Recently Published work.

Here are a few places my images appeared recently. On ESPN,, Canadian Press Agency, and recently a cover for the Atlantic Current magazine.

Published work over the past couple weeks….

Here are a handful of shots where my work has appeared locally and around the world.  Included is a write up with Eastern Surfing Magazine about a wave shot with a flash, images published on, various images published in publications for Fanatic paddleboards and also my interview with a school in the UK about my images appearing in National Geographic!

ESPN / Ben Hicks Portfolio Review

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.

Coverage of Hurricane Sandy in Florida and Puerto Rico

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

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.



Covering Hurricane Lesile through the Bahamas

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:

Scroll to the posts labeled Bahamas.

Also below are some of the published images from the trip so far in different publications.

A little pulse and a little barrel in Palm Beach….

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 of Local ripper Tanner Strohmenger getting some tube time in. Check it out here:

No name storm images on and ESM

No name storm images on as Matt Oberman and I score a session to ourselves…

A weird system formed near Florida and threw some waves our way along with a bunch of confused surfers on where to surf.  Oberman and I found the spot while everyone else drove right past it…..  A couple shots published on, check it here and, check it here.

Hurricane Katia: How I got the shot. Brian Noel, Sebastian Inlet, FL run on

                                                                                     Photo: by Shane Leon

The shot above really shows how a fisheye lens can really distort wave size and make things look a lot different than shooting other angles.  The top photo was ran in ESM as a feature on Hurricane Katia along with the ones below.  Brian Noel, Tanner Strohmenger, Matt Oberman, Cheyne Cottrell and I traveled up to Sebastian Inlet very early in anticipation of the rising swell of Hurricane Katia.  Upon arriving at the beach we were pretty disappointed with the dismal conditions and nearly drove back home.  Instead we made the most of it and I went out for a swim with the crew.  Only to find out that the moon jellies infestation was in full effect and all of us were itching within minutes.  I had to get creative and told Tanner and Brian to pull in on the inside bowls.  My friend Shane Leon, caught a shot at the same time of the shot published above, so you can really see how it went down and how tiny the waves were.   Shot with a Canon Mark 3, Tokina 10-17 mm lens inside an Aquatech DV4 housing and LP1 port,  1/1000 sec f10 manual focus, ISO400.  Good work Brian!

A couple shots from this weeks pulse

We finally got our first pulse to turn on the bigger spots this past week.  The season has officially started.  Here are a few shots that were ran online on ESPN and

Surfline 09

Check out local Cheyne Cottrell as we scored a little session in Palm Beach on Monday published on in Ides of March.

Mini swell ……. Super cold for us Floridians

Will Tant
Cheyne Cottrell


The always smiling Bob from Boca Surf and Sail


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

Nov 21 Jupiter

Wesley Desouza

Peter Mendia

Matt Oberman

Jensen Callaway

Cheyne Cottrell

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.

Nov 20 Palm Beach

Scott Posner

Wesley Desouza

Cheyne Cottrell

Baron Knowlton

Dave Leonard

Peter Mendia

Peter Mendia

Peter Mendia

John Cammack

Matt Oberman

Matt Oberman

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!