Monday, January 26, 2015

My best of pictures of 2014 & The Ocean Stoke

This past year 2014, I've been in all the places you should've been.
While you were sitting in your office, I spent the year taking more pictures than no other year before.

I started and finished the year in Nicaragua passing through Mexico, Costa Rica, US, Spain, France and England.
From place to place I've been photographing pro surfers, yogis, foodies, models, photographers, artists, singers, clothing brands, nomads, travelers, local legends, friends; and in general all inspirational people along the way having one thing in common.. the ocean stoke.

Here you have a selection of my best of pics of the year. I didn't pick up a magical number. Just selected the ones I liked the most... around 100.

Thanks to everyone for all the support last year.. hope you keep liking my pictures this year and keep up reading the blog!

Big cheers from where you'd rather be...
Ale

Sunset in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Photoshoot with Simone X Havaiii.co. Cote des Basques, Biarritz

Catching some big waves with Cam at La Grande Plage, Biarritz

Legend basque surfer Aritz Aranburu at an expo in San Sebastian, Spain

XXL waves in Playa Gris for a filming project in the Basque Country

Ibon Amatrain, XXL surf legend from Zarautz, Basque Country

Luis Avendaño, local surfer in Playa Maderas ripping off everything at his pace.


Portrait of Phillip Crosby in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua.
He was traveling last year in a project called "Oregon to Patagonia"

Alena Ehrenbold, surfing XXL waves for her first time in the Basque Country.

Slabs in Roka Puta, Basque Country

Pinneaple dream in San Juan del Sur

Big waves and beautiful day in the port of Getaria, Basque Country

Portrait of Bennett Brown in Maderas Village, Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. This pic has make the rounds in Tumblr since I posted last year!

The man who loved his hammock. Portrait of Vincent in Playa Maderas

Pro surfer Imanol Yeregi in his local spot in the Basque Country
My friend Diego, logging in a (rare) empty wave at the end of the last year in Barcelona

Carlos, setting his kite for surfing in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Night view in Fuerteventura

The Italian style in Fuerte

Pancho,  a cute labrador overlooking volcanos in Fuerte

Lobster! Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Bunkers. Capbreton, France

Misfits and happy surfers in the first swell of the season in Barcelona later in the year

Happy days for long boarders. Barcelona

Tess in our way to surf. Playa Coco, Nicaragua

Servio Anez. CEO of "Akela Surf" company in his backyard in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Up for a surf trip with the gang in Coco beach, Nicaragua

Eva. Hossegor, France

Sunset in Maderas, Nicaragua

Luca. Nicest Italian I've met. Owner of TFR Surfhouse in Hossegor

Me & Vincent in a very hot day. Maderas, Nicaragua

Servio, and his single fin. Akela Surf, Cocoa beach, Florida

Eva, my beauty model

Balinese massage shooting

A German surfer in Maderas

Nathalie. The path to the beach in Maderas

Local surfer. Nicaragua

Beauty photoshoot

Nathalie and surfboard. Les Estagnots, Hossegor, France

Skater vans

Andrea & Andrea. Les Estagnots

Offshore waves. Maderas, Nicaragua

Nathalie in a autumn afternoon.

Backlit surf. Maderas beach

Girls enjoying the sunset. Maderas, Nicaragua

Nathalie. Yoga class photoshoot in France

Aftersurf blessings. Maderas beach

Local market in San Juan del Surf, Nicaragua

Zurriola Sunbeam. San Sebastian, Spain
Zurriola sunset. San Sebastian, Spain

Surf & Yoga retreat in the middle of the jungle. Maderas beach

Massage shoot in Nicaragua

Howler Monkeys
Beach boys. Majagual, Nicaragua
Aftersurf colors. Maderas

Sunset in Maderas

Golden locks of a Texan surfer. Maderas

Norberto Mena. Legend skater of the Basque Country in Galicia
Sunset at Mark & Daves in Playa Colorado, Nicaragua

Felipe Avendaño in a green gem in Maderas

Leonardo Fioravanti. Pantin Classic Pro. Galicia, Spain

Cloudy summer in San Sebastian

Sunset pinks in Playa Colorado, Nicaragua

Bronte Macaulay had a final with dolphins at the Pantin Classic in Galicia
Boat taxi. Bahía Redonda, Nicaragua

Local surfers, pelicans and waves. Colorado, Nicaragua

Sunset in Panga Drops, Playa Colorado, Nicaragua

Small but nice in Maderas

Offshore mornings in Panga Drops

Tom, just passing through. Colorado, Nicaragua
Colorado sunset

Kanoa Igarashi tearing appart a nice right at the Pantin Classic, Galicia

Morning reflections in Maderas

Surfer in the mist. Panga Drops, Nicaragua

Nick Antonacci. Surfer and photographer in Mark & Dave's

Christmas sunset in Colorado

Overflying Mexico City. So much smog gives great colors

Mick Fanning. Quiksilver Pro France 2014 in Les Estagnots
Local surfer in a green gem and sailboat in the background. Maderas beach
Mick and his crowd.

John John Florence. Quiksilver Pro France

Surfer in Machete, Maderas.

John John and his dancing moves. Quiksilver Pro France

Kolohe Andino going deep. Quiksilver Pro France

Courtney Conlogue. Roxy Pro France

Tyler Wright. Roxy Pro France

Oily waves in Les Culs Nuls, Hossegor, France
Free sessions in a big afternoon in La Central, Hossegor

Jadson Andre. Quiksilver Pro France

Jordy Smith in the cave. Quiksilverpro France

Solo riding among the crowd. San Sebastian, Spain

Andy Wauman. Photographer X Gutterdust.com in Biarritz, France

Venice in Biarritz

Cam, blue eyes in Biarritz

Shooting X Havaiii.co

Sunset logger. La grande plage, Biarritz

Blue Biarritz

Fisherman and moon. Biarritz

Simone and waves X Havaiii.co

Morning surf in La Cote des basques, Biarritz

Great lighting. Biarritz

The ultimate surfer. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Connection. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Selfie in Bordeaux, France

Enjoying the sunset with friends. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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