rob gilley

Flushed Away

| posted on June 19, 2011

Rob Gilley

Previously in denial about his photographic past, Rob Gilley now rummages through his trove of mediocrity.

As oxygen-breathing, skin-encased, finless creatures, our experiences in the water are, by nature, otherworldly—and some of these experiences can be a little more otherworldly than others…

On July 7th, 2001, Otto Flores pulled in at Teahupoo, but soon discovered…

…that the first few sets of a long period groundswell can behave differently…

…and that these long period forerunners can run up a reef faster, be ledgier, and generally have extra oomph…

…and that even a well-crafted, textbook pull-in can end with a foam ball mow-down…

…which can subsequently send you whirlpooling around the bowl like a turd in a crapper…

…and then plunge you to the bottom to complete the analogy.

  • http://n/a zeno malan

    Depressing the shutter release is truly an art-form?

    The real test is the arch held in the digit doing the depressing!

    Surfer staff (past and present) is well versed in the ‘Art’ of “digital-depression” !

  • Lame Judging

    Gilley,

    Your f”ing hilarious…on the money!