All swimmers and surfers in Cape Town were warned about the Full Moons Spring Tide on Monday the 30th April and its powerful rip current. As a content creator, I grasped this opportunity and started capturing the tide.
For those of you who don’t know, Spring Tide has nothing to do with the season Spring, it is the alignment of the sun and the moon with the earth. The ocean is pulled back and forth by a gravitational force. This creates the tides.
Upon my mission to capture some waves, I came across some incredible surfers taking full advantage of the moment.
LOCATION: Long Beach
Longbeach was warm and vibey and cars were pulling up by the minute! For these photos the following items were needed:
- Canon 1200D
- Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Canon 100-400 4-5.6 L
LOCATION: Inner Kommetjie
Inner Kom was the next stop but first, it was VITAL to grab some snacks for the sunset. For these photos the following items were needed:
- Canon 1200D
- Salt Lays and Cadbury Marvelous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Slab
- Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L IS
- Canon 50mm 1.8
I couldn’t have chosen a better way to spend my Monday. The talent out there is real. Who knew the Spring Tide would bring such magic.
Big thanks to my partner in crime James Van Hinsbergen for joining me on that mission and to all of you in the water.