All Photos By Zac Gibson
Whilst juggling a university degree and a part-time job in the local supermarket, in 2011 Exeter based photographer, Zac Gibson managed to document the better waves to grace our shores.
With frequent runs of swell and a keen set of watermen in tow, the decision no student should have to make had to be faced: waves or work?
In mid September a solid swell accompanied by a strong period saw Zac and myself head up to a certain North coast wedging beachy for some quiet mid week barrels. Unfortunately it seemed everyone had the same idea. Nevertheless, it’s fair to say everyone got some corkers that day, and the quality of the waves that day, for me, cemeted its position as one of the best waves the UK has to offer.
Zac shoots with a variety of different riders in the UK whenever he gets the chance, including some of the Exeter boys as well as British Longboard champion Ben Haworth.
Last year, the chance to shoot with the North Devon Crew in Fuerteventura presented itself, and during a late season trip to Hossegor scored some shots of French professional surfer Marc Lacomore.
“I really enjoy France and the Canaries, really nice waves and weather and it’s not too far to travel,” Said Zac.
With a spring getaway to Fuertventura and a boat trip lined up in the Maldives, to shoot the Elusive team, 2012 already looks to be an epic year for the eager photographer, but the Devon lad still has his sights set on British waters:
“I really want to do more travelling around the UK, like Ireland and particularly Scotland. I’m finishing my degree in a couple of months, so keen to travel some more.”
Last year Zac had a couple of shots published, including a couple of photos used for Elusive Clothing adverts in both Wavelength and Pitpilot magazine, and will be one to look out for in 2012.
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