Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Surfer/ Watery Wednesday

Surfing Lake Ontario's waves, Hamilton, December 27

The temperature was below freezing but the wetsuit apparently kept this surfer feeling toasty.

Waves...but nothing as huge as those seen at Ocean Beach, California

Hey, Californians! Don't laugh!! These are pretty big waves for Lake Ontario. :)

You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com

 

37 comments:

Kathy said...

I his wet suit doesn't spring a leak! Brrrr!

Sally in WA said...

We watched a couple of surfers along the Oregon coast last week. Good thing they have dry suits!

Robin said...

Yikes! You'd have to be awfully dedicated to do that, even with the wetsuit. Better him than me...

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Jan said...

Your little aside about OB, made me laugh out loud. These are great captures and he's one tough dude. Bob used to do triathlons, and I can attest that wet suits are great insulators.

kaye said...

It's only my opinion--but I think he's nuts.

Halcyon said...

I doubt he was "toasty" even with the wetsuit. He's certainly courageous!

All the best to you and yours in 2011. May your year be filled with joy and love.

Elisa said...

He looks gorgeous!

Kerri said...

Brrrrrr!

George said...

Wetsuit or not, I don't think I would go surfing in those temperatures.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh that would be cold. Some people in Scotland jump into the sea, naked (or almost so) on New Years Day! Really!

Jacob said...

You have confirmed for me once again that some people are just plain nuts!

I guess it takes all kinds. And the nuts can be fun to watch and take photos of!

Brrrrr!

James said...

The thought of surfing on a lake never occurred to me. I bet it's really cold but fun to watch.

ewok1993 said...

out here in norcal, they have to wear the suit all year round.

J Bar said...

Terrific shots.
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mirage2g said...

homaygad! I won't dare...I'm already having second thoughts skating on a frozen lake but I'd surely turn away from surfing with water that cold! Great shots btw

Gary said...

Maybe when I was a lot younger. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm not laughing -- it's a lot colder than CA, wet suit or no. Very nice picture.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots, I'll bet he didn't have to fight the crowds to ride his board. I never thought about waves on lakes before.

Through Squirrel Eyes

Farmchick said...

Oh my...just too cold for that!

Kate said...

Brave, but foolish, surfer (my humble opinion!).

momgen said...

Wow that is cool! Happy WW!

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Paulie said...

Interesting! I understand his mentality tho -- I would play in the snow even if it was a blizzard. . .

Jack said...

Nice composition. I can't even begin to think about how cold it must be.

Ann said...

thinking of the icy water makes me shiver. You didn't go and swim on 31 dec?

Even here, it is warm, I don't swi.

Randy said...

I wonder if that suit really does keep them warm or if they just love the sport so much they just don't care about the cold. Nice shots.

Luna Miranda said...

i admire the surfer's dedication!:p

Lyndsey said...

So often the big waves are in bad weather...even cold! Here it's before a storm or hurricane.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Too cold for me! Great photos though.

Martha Z said...

I guess you take your waves where you find them.

Irene said...

Happy New Year!

Brrrr, looks cold, even with a wetsuit!

Irene

VP said...

He must like this very much, I won't go near that water to save my life!

sonia a. mascaro said...

I wish you and yours a Happy 2011!
Cheers!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

wet suit or no wet suit.........nice bod!!! LOL

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Y. Ikeda said...

The first photo is stunning. Great capture. Love it!!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, that makes me feel so cold!! Great capture.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I hope that wet suit keep him warm. The water has to be freezing cold. Great shots.

Miss Kodee said...

I my dear! I just can't imagine doing that! @Kathy, lol perfect

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