I dug this one up from my first trip to the Oceanside Pier with the D80 back in December of 2007. On this early morning the swell was 10ft+ with double overhead faces. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there were no surfers out to lend additional perspective. This trip really revived my fascination with the ocean which I'd neglected for many years. As long as I am taking photos, the ocean will be a dominant subject.
Mavericks Update - My thrill has turned to hope as the March 31st deadline for the Mavericks Surf Contest draws closer. The projections for the next week show no signs of significant swell activity. I'm crossing my fingers but the chance of a 2009 contest is slim. Hopefully I won't have to wait until next year to shoot Mavericks from the water.