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"Fall"ing into Winter | St. Augustine Surf Photography by Cody Coleman

Well... after a wave filled October it ended on a pretty fun note. I shot 4 or the 7 days this past week right here in St. Augustine. Some days were smaller, however the groms were all over it.

The collection below is built of images from land & sea through the last week or so here in Oldest City

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Even & I have had a really productive month shooting. During the Joaquin swell we linked up on a water shot that landed him a " Who da Guy"in the next issue of Eastern Surf Magazine.  After a short period of no waves during mid October Even hit me up to shoot early morning this past week and we linked up on this sequence on his 3rd wave. 

Even & I have had a really productive month shooting. During the Joaquin swell we linked up on a water shot that landed him a " Who da Guy"in the next issue of Eastern Surf Magazine.

After a short period of no waves during mid October Even hit me up to shoot early morning this past week and we linked up on this sequence on his 3rd wave. 

Just a few waves after the last barrel he snags a perfect left and land this.

Just a few waves after the last barrel he snags a perfect left and land this.

Andrew Gregorie with mid-morning style

Andrew Gregorie with mid-morning style

I had just walked up the beach to swim back out as DANIEL CALLOWAYwas walking out for his first session. This was his first wave.

I had just walked up the beach to swim back out as DANIEL CALLOWAYwas walking out for his first session. This was his first wave.

This was his 2, 3, or 4th or... I don't know but how's that lighting? :)

This was his 2, 3, or 4th or... I don't know but how's that lighting? :)

Evan Brownell again...

Evan Brownell again...

Plenty of corners to work on your rail game.

Plenty of corners to work on your rail game.

Dustin Estes backside fin release. Thought I was going to lose some skin on that one. Stoked on the shot though.

Dustin Estes backside fin release. Thought I was going to lose some skin on that one. Stoked on the shot though.

Next wave Dustin takes off on a left and does a really nice layback. Really liking this one.

Next wave Dustin takes off on a left and does a really nice layback. Really liking this one.

If you surf near the pier i'm sure you know this kid. Joel has been ripping lately. Really stoked to be shooting with such talented little grom. He's not afraid to commit no matter the section.  During the last Hurricane Joaquin Swell I was swimming one evening It was a solid 3-4' with 5' sets and he was out there taking off on all of them.

If you surf near the pier i'm sure you know this kid. Joel has been ripping lately. Really stoked to be shooting with such talented little grom. He's not afraid to commit no matter the section.

During the last Hurricane Joaquin Swell I was swimming one evening It was a solid 3-4' with 5' sets and he was out there taking off on all of them.


Joel Luteran helping lead the way for St. Augustine groms.

Joel Luteran helping lead the way for St. Augustine groms.

This image was taken during the same session as the previous image. Only 10 min later. Another reason I love shooting in the water.

This image was taken during the same session as the previous image. Only 10 min later. Another reason I love shooting in the water.

Seth Conboy 3rd shot of a 9 shot lander.

Seth Conboy 3rd shot of a 9 shot lander.

Talk about ripping, Noah Brownell was surfing so well this day. I have not shot with him much lately but excited to more.

Talk about ripping, Noah Brownell was surfing so well this day. I have not shot with him much lately but excited to more.

The waves were so fun this afternoon Joel could not get back out fast enough. After every wave he was head down digging to making it out and catch the next one. Just after returning to the lineup he took off on a wave and we linked up on a shot that I just can't show yet.

The waves were so fun this afternoon Joel could not get back out fast enough. After every wave he was head down digging to making it out and catch the next one. Just after returning to the lineup he took off on a wave and we linked up on a shot that I just can't show yet.

Unknown.. but he was ripping. Pretty sure he landed this. Just after swimming out for this session I realized that I had not formatted the card from my previous swim. I only had 45 images left on it. So my goal was to make them last as long as possible by only taking one shot per maneuver of each surfer and working on timing etc while swimming. This image really stands out to me from this swim. I love the dramatic lighting. 

Unknown.. but he was ripping. Pretty sure he landed this. Just after swimming out for this session I realized that I had not formatted the card from my previous swim. I only had 45 images left on it. So my goal was to make them last as long as possible by only taking one shot per maneuver of each surfer and working on timing etc while swimming. This image really stands out to me from this swim. I love the dramatic lighting. 

Seth Conboy up close.

Seth Conboy up close.

Noah Brownell's rail game was looking strong.

Noah Brownell's rail game was looking strong.

But don't get me wrong, it was not all rail...

But don't get me wrong, it was not all rail...

There were more waves than I could photograph.

There were more waves than I could photograph.

Joel Luteran finding open faces to working his rail game as well.

Joel Luteran finding open faces to working his rail game as well.

Evan Brownell behind a fan of water. I love creating shots that I have never seen. Unusual angles of different maneuvers.

Evan Brownell behind a fan of water. I love creating shots that I have never seen. Unusual angles of different maneuvers.

Danial Calloway 3rd crack at this wave, and i'm pretty sure he had a few more.

Danial Calloway 3rd crack at this wave, and i'm pretty sure he had a few more.

Seth Conboy...

Seth Conboy...

Danial Calloway, he did not land it, but damn he was in the air for a long time. Besides that, the lighting is so niceeeee.

Danial Calloway, he did not land it, but damn he was in the air for a long time. Besides that, the lighting is so niceeeee.

Gabe ended up paddling out to keep the groms on point.

Gabe ended up paddling out to keep the groms on point.

If you are ever surfing north side of the pier i'm sure you also know Zoe Bonk, i'm also sure you noticed she is ripping.

If you are ever surfing north side of the pier i'm sure you also know Zoe Bonk, i'm also sure you noticed she is ripping.

After all the energy from that last image of her bottom turning she released this turn + her fins.

After all the energy from that last image of her bottom turning she released this turn + her fins.

Noah Brownell...

Noah Brownell...

The groms cant see him surfing if he's not in the air. haha

The groms cant see him surfing if he's not in the air. haha

Dilly found a few in between the pack of Groms.

Dilly found a few in between the pack of Groms.

But, I still thank Evan caught more than anyone else.

But, I still thank Evan caught more than anyone else.

Joal...

Joal...

Open faces on tap all afternoon into the evening.

Open faces on tap all afternoon into the evening.

Evan... looking sharp.

Evan... looking sharp.

Joel...

Joel...

Noah Brownell

Noah Brownell

Evan showing again...

Evan showing again...

Joel showing his sponsors some love.

Joel showing his sponsors some love.

Josh Luteran knows how to hold a strong bottom turn.

Josh Luteran knows how to hold a strong bottom turn.

Noah again...

Noah again...

@SethConboy

@SethConboy

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Noah Brownell lip bashing the last few sections before the tide got to low.

Noah Brownell lip bashing the last few sections before the tide got to low.

Evan

Evan

Seth was looking comfortable.

Seth was looking comfortable.

Danial Calloway...

Danial Calloway...

Josh Luteran...

Josh Luteran...

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