Its funny how almost every time a surf trip is discussed at length it never really unfolds. However when your friends realize last minute, “You’re free all next week!? Wanna go somewhere?”
This then turns into a ridiculously early flight and before your body has time to wake up you’ve got your toes in the sand pointed at some unbelievable good looking surf, off shore winds and a coco frio in hand. This can’t be real.
Welcome to Costa Rica. On this trip I brought along a few rolls of Fujifilm Pro400H film with a Nikonos II.
I was very unsure that the film was going to be okay after going through an agriculture x-ray checkpoint after arriving in Liberia, CR. Thankful Jeff Shapiro made it out of this barrel and the film wasn’t hazy.
Jeff Sill was kind enough to let us post up at his place for a few nights. Here he is reaping the benefits.
After a few nights we decided to travel north. We ended up meeting Raúl Hernández Orosz a professional free surfer that’s been traveling around Central America.
This morning we got on it early as the tide and sun was rising. Raúl Hernández Orosz welcoming the new swell.
The thick tropical rain clouds added variations in the light, which kept things interesting. Surfer: Raúl Hernández Orosz
Raúl Hernández Orosz finding some shade.
Thanks for enjoying the photos! I used a Nikonos II with a 35mm, Sea and Sea 15mm with Fuji Film 400H. Exposure varied from f3.2-f16. Raúl Hernández Orosz set of photos were exposed under and pushed +1 stop in the lab.
Photography by: Neill Bachand