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SurfRef captures the skills of the best surfing in

SoCal.  I try to photograph professional surf contests

 but 25' waves at the Wedge are just too hard to resist.

 

  

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Surfing Archives

    

 

  

Select  2010

Select 2009

Select 2008

 Select 2007   

     

 

2018

(click on any image)      

 

 

Shoe City Pro...gone.

Both Trestles contests ... gone.

This is very sad.

Not good for the sport. 

 

 

The Wedge  (49)

Open / Women (40)

 

      

   

 

2017   

Storm Waves

(BW)  (6) 

Shoe City Pro  (14)

The Wedge  (13)

 Open (36)  /   Women (11)

Swatch (12)

      

   

 

2016

 

  Waves at Wedge  (6)

Wedge Surfing  (6)

Open  (12)  Women  (10)

Hurley Rnd 3  (23) / 2  (22)

Women's Pre  (15)

      

 

 

   

2015

      

 

Oakley Trestles   (18)

Newport  Wedge  (33) 

Ladies Practice (15)

Hurley Trestles  (27)

    

 

 

   

2014   
 

Swatch Pro  (27)

   

  Hurley Pro  (24)

Newport Wedge (24)

US Open - July  (38)

Wedge 14'-17'  (13)

 

 

 

 

   

   
   
2013  
 

  Through May, 2013,

no waves and 2 major contests cancelled .  Ugh.

   

Newport Wedge  (14)

US Open - July  (61)

Hurley Pro - Sept.  (16)

 

 

 

   

2012  

Pete & Chhris  09  

Fletchers Cove 10

 

 Am.  Pro-Apr.  (16)

Lowers-May   (17)

Newport Wedge  (21)

Newport Wedge-2  (8)

 

 

 Vans Pier Classic  (43)

 

US Open - Aug  (42)

Hurley Pro - Sep.  (45)

 

 

 

   

2011  
 

Newport Wedge  (21)

 Katin Pro 11  (20)

 

 Vans Pro 11  (26)

 Nike 6 / Oakley Jr. (27)

 US Open 11  (43)

   

 

  

 

2010  
 

 Nike6 Pro - 10  (38)

 Hurley P - 10  (39)

 Ocean Beach 10  (16)

 Vans Pro HB 10  (36)

    

 US Open -  HB  (47)

 

 

 

 

2009  
 

 Vans Pro HB 09  (17)

 Nike6 Pro 09  (29)

US Open 09  (62)+(10)

Hurley Pro 09  (35)

 

 

 

 

2008  
 

 Vans Pro 08  (28)

 Nike 6 Pro 08  (39)

US Open 08  (62) 

Boost 08   (23) 

  

Oakley Pro Jr 08  (17) 

  

   

       

02/24/19

All images Michael F Dougherty

(*) Most  images shot in RAW format and post processed to look like what I think I saw and experienced.