Local surf photographer shares images from recent swell
By Andrea Swayne, with Jack McDaniel
With a strong south swell providing the main energy—bringing waves in the solid 10-foot range, with occasionally larger sets—through the weekend and into the first part of this week, local surfers, from tween-aged groms to seasoned pros, flocked to Lower Trestles. The swell showed up on Friday, March 27 and peaked Sunday.
San Clemente-based photog Jack McDaniel—official photographer for Surfing America Prime and the WSA series—was on the beach, as usual, capturing the action.
We caught up with him on Tuesday, as the swell was beginning to subside, to talk about some of his favorite images and get background of the shots. Here are a few of his top picks: