Damian Davila is een surf fotograaf afkomstig uit Baja, Mexico en woont op dit moment in Gent. Damian heeft een passie voor surfen, outdoor, lifestyle, reizen en boven alles fotografie. Gewapend met een paar flippers en een camera trotseert Damian de golven om de mooiste beelden vast te leggen, zo is zijn werk bijvoorbeeld terug te zien in 6|Surf #3 2016, waar hij samen met Roy van Eijk dikke barrels wist vast te leggen in Frankrijk. Een tijdje geleden plaatsten wij ook al een artikel over Damian, die kun je hier lezen. De nieuwe toffe beelden zie je hier!
“This past February I went to visit my home town in Baja California, Mexico for a month to catch up with my family, friends, tacos and of course the surf! It was awesome to see everyone again and I enjoyed my time there in my home.”
“Every morning I woke up between 3AM and 4AM because of the jet lag I had from my time zone in Europe, so I got up really early and fresh then straight to heat water for coffee, small chat with my grandpa and head out to check the waves out front the house.”
“The first weekend the waves were on fire!! Huge swell and a really strong offshore winds, only thing that kinda sucked was the sand bars on the bottom of the waves, the beach didn’t had sand so waves were breaking really far out and water crashing on the street literally. The last “El Niño” storms kinda moved the sand everywhere and its not fixed yet.”
“First friday of the trip was the biggest day and when I headed down there were already a couple of guys out doing some step off’s from the jet ski, they were scoring epic big barrels none stop. Was kinda big and “scary” to paddle “1 kilometer” away to get the shot front row, so I went back home got my housing and just paddled out there to try to score an epic barrel shot from the guys on jet ski but I just couldn’t link up with them, I had my fish eye and it was to far to get a close shot. I was just swimming there not scoring anything so I went in after just burning my self out.”
“Next couple days swell went smaller but still epic. The rest of the time I was there wasn’t that good, crappy winds and weird swell directions.”
“Anyways it was still fun to be home and recharge with the positive energy of my loved ones and I’m looking forward for the next time already.”
Awesome shots Damian! We hope to see you soon!