July has been a busy time with the Mr Price and the Billabong Pro straight after each other so blogging has taken a bit of a back seat, but I’m back. It was emotional stuff this year as Jordy Smith won both contests and in doing so becomes the first Saffa to win a WCT event and he goes to #1 in the world. We photographers spend a week shooting but it all comes down to one image. There was a little pushing and shoving as photographers tried to get the best claim shot as Jordy exited the water in J-Bay (ask Craig Kolesky). But I don’t think any of us quite expected the emotion we saw. It was an incredible moment in South African surfing and it won’t easily be topped.

From J-Bay it was back to Durban to get the images out for editorial and start working on some new projects. Last week I met up with Rudy Palmboom for a Fox catalogue shoot. Rudy was in fine form in front of the camera busting out a few poses he has been working on and has even expanded his skills to location scouting. Thanks Rug!

Few more things on the cards, will keep you posted.