Posts Tagged ‘ocean energy’

The unique visual world of ocean waves

I’ve been taking pictures since late 1977, which makes it more than 35 years that I’ve been squeezing the shutter to capture those magic fleeting moments. Some family history here; As a very young child (about 3 years old) my mother took my brothers and I to the beach one day and told us to […]


Hokusai wave

Hokusai wave – was named in honor of the famous Japanese drawings by the same name, which this wave put’s me in mind of. Hand printed and signed prints and canvas are available by sending an email to: artroom@seandavey.com


Golden Mile

Golden Mile – shown here as a 38 x 60 inch quadtych (4 panels) canvas. Each panel is 38 inches high x 15 inches wide. To see more of my cool in-house shows, just click here and if you’d like to order this or any other artpeice, simply send an email to artroom@seandavey.com


Barrel Swirl, a result of incredible conditions

I love to swim and take photographs in the surf, particularly when the water is crystal clear like in this image. These are what I call dream days. Conditions so perfect, that I simply can’t go wrong, taking photographs of it. This was one such day at Pupukea sandbar on Oahu’s north shore. The end […]


September reveals beautiful moments from the sea

September is traditionally a quiet month. It’s right on the very end of the summer doldrums and sitting right in the pathway of the first big winter storms that bounce off Japan, and usually drop down on top of Hawaii. It hasn’t really happened just yet this year except for a couple of very short-lived […]


The awesome power of nature.

I’ve always been drawn to photograph waves, all the way from my very first ever picture, which I shot on a plastic Kodak Instamatic camera, back in late 1977, but it took me a lot longer to realise that the fascination with nature’s “spin cycle” so to speak, was on a much larger scale. My […]


Clear water heaven on the north shore.

It’s been a much longer than normal winter for pretty much everyone in the U.S.Even here in Hawaii too, it’s been much cooler than normal, but finally we have seen warm spring conditions arrive here. The past week had us beautiful sunny skies along with light winds to no wind which is really when I […]


New addition to the gallery – Sand grinder

I just added this image to the collection. Entitled as “Sand Grinder”, I photographed this image after several weeks of very little swell. Anyone who knows the north shore can attest to how quickly the sand builds up on all the beaches. Shooting at Pipeline on this morning, I was astounded at how much empty […]


The Mechanics of Sunset

Folks, I just worked on a new pictorial with Surfline, about Sunset Beach on the north shore of Oahu. About 20 of the images are my photos. Well worth a quick look…..


New sequence triptych Canvas’s

Folks, I’ve been offering the triptych canvas’s for quite some time now and they have proved to be some of my top sellers. I’ve had a pretty good run, shooting pictures of waves recently and so I thought I’d take it a little differently and offer triptych canvas of wave sequences. They look pretty cool […]


A touch of Tahiti and big wave surfing

I’ve traveled to Tahiti numerous times over the years and it’s always an astonishingly beautiful place to visit. Many first time visitors will agree that it’s much like what one imagines Hawaii being like 100 years ago. Life is a simple contented existence on the land for many Tahitians, particularly out in the country areas. […]


There’s nothing like a roll around the shore-break, to start the day out

…my favourite thing has always been to capture the sun coming up while in the surf, itself.


Perfect surf line-ups everywhere

Folks, there is a whole world of perfect surfing waves out there. I’ve touched on quite a few of them over the years during my travels and certainly there are many that I still haven’t gone anywhere near, but what is amazing, is how many perfect waves still exist out there, so many still unridden. […]


Early Season Waimea goodness!

Folks with all the news of world champ; Andy Irons unfortunate passing, it was pretty easy to overlook that we just had a pretty decent Waimea day of waves here. It happened the same day that the news broke, so that’s why I haven’t posted any images till now. It wasn’t quite all the way […]


2011 San Diego Tide Calendar features Davey image as cover

San Diego Tide Calendar for 2011

I just received a copy of the 2011 San Diego Tide Calendar in the mail yesterday. I was stoked to see that it features 3 of my images as well as the very cover as well. Of the three images, there is an underwater picture of a Hawaii’an sea turtle gliding through a school of […]


Wave of the day – Aqua Twist

from Pupukea on the north shore of Oahu - Aqua Twist

Today’s Wave Of The Day comes to you from one of my favorite places to photograph waves. On certain days of the year, the water at Pupukea Sandbar takes on an amazing aquatic glow. I love to swim and photograph on those days. The colors and contrasts in the resulting images are always stunning. And […]


Wave of the day – Green Shimmer

Green Shimmer

I have thousands of wave images , but this is one of my more recent favorites. Photographed here on the north shore, I captured this gem soon after sunrise. As anyone who knows me will agree, I love to photograph the 1st and/or last hours of the day because this is where all the awesome […]


Wave of the day – Aqua Gold Curl

Aqua Gold Curl

Todays wave of the day was photographed very early morning, in fact, right on the moment that the sun appeared over the hill. There was just the right amount of water flowing back down from the beach to give this wave the extra bit of curviature that it needed to produce this moment for my […]


Lone wave at Ehukai for today’s sunset image.

Twilight Peak

Folks, we’ve had a bit of rain move in and although it stayed quite sunny on this part of the island for most of the day, It started to rain just before sunset, so I didn’t manage to get a shot today. Not to worry though, I only have a million other Hawaii’an sunsets already […]


Wave of the day – “liquid energy”

Print name - "Liquid energy"

Folks today’s wave of the day is a rare view of an ocean wave from both above the water line and below the waterline at the same time. I particularly love the bubbles floating to the surface. Gives it a nice art look. Enjoy!


Jon Florence carving up the Sunset Bowl

Jon Florence carving it up at Sunset Bowl, this week.

Folks, this is Jon Florence , formerly known as Jon Jon Florence. I captured him a few days back, laying down this huge powerful carve at Sunset beach. It’s pretty obvious that he’s picked up some carveing skills from working with Pancho and Myles over at Progressive Surfing There’s been a fairly decent run of […]


A few options amongst the big waves on the north shore

Donnie Darnell was getting barreled every wave at Sunset yesterday

Still plenty of swell around folks. They were saying that it would be a lot bigger yesterday and it definitely did pick up a couple of notches, however the brunt of the swell occurred overnight and so it was on the way down. It turned out to be a matter of finding a spot that […]


Winter swells finally here on the north shore

Rockpile just before sunset.

Folks, we’ve had waves here on the north shore for just over a week now, but yesterday it kicked up a notch with 10 foot set waves. I ended up shooting Rockpile both in the morning and again in the afternoon. It always seems that best wavesat the Rockpile can always be found early season. […]


Rolling Thunder – panoramic print.

Rolling Thunder in the South Pacific

Todays image comes to you from an island, deep in the south Pacific ocean. I’ll refrain from saying exactly where, but it certainly isn’t over-run with surfers in this island. In fact, you’ll have a hard time finding someone to surf with most of the time. The waves though are very good, as this image […]