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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.

 

"Don't ride the wave, rule the wave."

  

                                       Michael F Dougherty

 

  

 

US Open of Surfing 2009

   

2017

(click on any image)      

Storm Waves

(BW)  (6) 

Under

Construction

Shoe City Pro  (14)

The Wedge  (13)

 Open (36)  /   Women (11)

Hurley (0)  /  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   

Flash

slide show

Swatch Pro  (27)

   

  Hurley Pro  (24)

Newport Wedge (24)

US Open - July  (38)

Wedge 14'-17'  (13)

 

 

 

 

   

   
2013  

 

On Location

 

  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

Surfing Notes

 

 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  

Waves (4)

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) 

  

   
2007  
 

Missed Mavericks again.  Only 24 hour notice so can be difficult.

 Surf bout 07  (20)

US Open (45)  W (16)

 Boost 07  (46)

   

 

 

  

  

       

09/07/15

All images Michael F Dougherty

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