Glassy: Sean Davey

Nick Menas- Rockpiles
Nick Menas- Rockpiles

If you’ve seen many photos of waves, chances are high you’ve seen a Sean Davey photograph. Sean was inspired to pick up a camera by the dynamic Ocean and stunning landscapes of Tasmania. In Sydney, Australia, he photographed world-class surf talent, making a name for himself with attention to detail and artistic composition. Sean then began traveling around the world with frequent stops on the North Shore of Oahu. There, he met his wife and found the ultimate combo of heavy waves and talented surfers riding them. Sean still travels but spends the winter on the North Shore, capturing the world’s best surfers in the world’s most famous waves…sometimes without a board.
@Sean_Davey

Pipeline
Pipeline

From SeanDavey.com:
“Sean Davey first picked up a Kodak 126 Instamatic camera after school one afternoon in late October of 1977, to photograph a tiny perfect wave at his home beach. Little did he know at the time that it would develop (pardon the pun) into a lifelong obsession that would take Sean many, many places, in pursuit of his chosen craft of photography.”

A water view of Daren Crawford on a perfect wave breaking at Pupukea.
A water view of a perfect wave breaking at Pupukea.
Tom Curren bodysurfing at Off The Wall.
Tom Curren at Off The Wall.
Ehukai
Ehukai
Kelly Slater during a Pipeline bodysurf competition.
Kelly Slater during a Pipeline bodysurf competition.
North Shore
Keiki
Steve Kapela at Pipeline
Steve Kapela at Pipeline
Underwater view of lady swimmers- North Shore, Oahu
Underwater view of lady swimmers- North Shore, Oahu.
Keith Malloy bodysurfing at Pupukea.
Keith Malloy at Pupukea.
Rob Machado in a Pipeline bodysurf contest.
Rob Machado in a Pipeline bodysurf contest.
Daren Crawford bodysurfing at Pupukea.
Daren Crawford bodysurfing at Pupukea.
Flynn Novak at Off The Wall.
Flynn Novak bodysurfing at Off The Wall.
Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic- Ryan Hailstones
Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic- 
Ryan Hailstones
Richard Thomas bodysurfing perfect conditions at Pupukea.
Richard Thomas and perfect conditions at Pupukea.

 

Glassy: Rod Hepburn

Rod Hepburn is a San Diego based bodysurfer and photographer. He first salted his fins while studying the masters of Panics, Sandys and the North Shore in the late 60’s and early 70’s. He fondly recalls surviving the brutal Backdoor and cruising the Waimea shoulder. When he moved back to San Diego the cold waters kept him out of the water. Rod didn’t find his way back to bodysurfing regularly until his buddy, Emilio, traded him a Desoto Tri-Suit in exchange for photos Rod had taken. These days he enjoys his time with the strong and storied San Diego bodysurfing culture. He and the other “old-school old timers” dig the uncrowded lineups. If there is a swell, Rod is around sometimes in the water, but if not he’s sending out glassy stoke from the rail. The following photographs are Rod’s original work.

 

Damon
Damon at Sandy Beach
DSC_0263
Dolphins at Blacks
DSC_1637
Exuberant Donny
DSC_1735
Jeff Admiring the Green
DSC_2052
Mike, Jerry, Larry Watching Over Last Light
DSC_2294
Tom’s Clinic
DSC_2391
Splash Zone Fun
DSC_3796
Hal Heading Left
DSC_3926
Mark at Low Tide
DSC_6390
OB Sunset
DSC_6807
Nick “The Seal” Menas
DSC_7854-1
Big Wednesday, Lotza Lookers
DSC_7919 - Copy
Mikey at the Cove
DSC_7951-1
Big Wednesday with More Onlookers
DSC_8608-1
Larry Going Left
DSC_8611-1
Empty, But Beautiful
DSC_8653-1
Slippery Durdam
DSC_9456
Jerry Stylin

Thanks to Rod for providing his unique photos. If you have questions for him or would like to request a purchase email Rod:
rodhepburn@yahoo.com