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Paul Kleissle , August 22, 2003; 12:30 P.M.


Great tube shots, especially the couple from behind the surfer - WOW!!

Give us more. Where were the shots taken?

Mike Graffigna , January 01, 2004; 02:38 P.M.

Sick portfolio!! What mag you shoot for?

Andrew Grant , January 22, 2004; 12:11 A.M.

Your work is inspirational.

Andrew Romaneschi , August 10, 2004; 06:30 A.M.

Wicked sHOTs

Coolest portfolio I've seen ever!! 10 outta 10!

Don Bailey , March 19, 2005; 07:02 P.M.

I miss the beach. Thanks for the reminder! :)

Tiina Haasma , June 22, 2005; 03:54 P.M.

Hi David !

Very well done work ! Nice portfolio ! Best regards !

Daniel Kestenholz , July 26, 2005; 11:58 A.M.


a consistent high class portfolio - 7/7 in a row - very well done.

Sasan Soheily , July 26, 2005; 01:30 P.M.

Exquisite, Fantastic !

David, Your persistent effort to perfect your art in capturing such unique action is admirable. Its not what equipment you have, its what you can do with it that counts.....great portfolio!!

Dana Gee , July 26, 2005; 02:50 P.M.

Outstanding, beautiful use of light and motion, great shots! I really enjoy these. Best wishes!

mondiani . , July 26, 2005; 04:44 P.M.

Congratulation for your well deserved featured portfolio ;)


Mondiani party event photographer

Andrew Lamb , July 27, 2005; 08:14 A.M.

Fantastic photos

Easily the best featured portfolio I've seen. Congratulations on such a stunning body of work. Lovely, lovely images.

Gavin Berg , July 27, 2005; 04:02 P.M.

It is obvious why they gave you the feature portfolio, instead of a photo of the week. It would have been much to hard to choose just one picture for photo of the week. All of your images are fantastic!!! keep up the amazing work!!!

arny raedts , July 27, 2005; 06:29 P.M.


Why did it took them this long to get your portfolio Adore your work and you should get a pullitzer or something for this kind of (sports)photography!!!!!

Cathy Scholl , July 27, 2005; 06:39 P.M.

Small world

How funny is this...This morning I saw your portfolio here for the first time then after having lunch at Jimbos I pick up Carlsbad magazine and see your shot on the cover. Looks like we're neighbors. Nice work!

F.J. Sarmiento , July 28, 2005; 01:18 A.M.


You've got an awesome portfolio, dude! Congratulations! You kick @$$!

Cheryl Radovich , July 28, 2005; 07:15 A.M.


What a way to inspire my daughter who is learning to surf! Loved the photo of the Oceanside Pier :)

jethro munro , July 28, 2005; 07:31 A.M.

better than good. BRILLIANT! you are a master of the waves congrats

Jon Jacobson - Grand Rapids MI , July 28, 2005; 10:11 A.M.

Incredibly awesome stuff! I?d love to see a sidebar portfolio on ?the making of? this portfolio.

Fisheye in the tube? Did you strap a camera to the board? On second thought, I don?t wanna know! WOW!

Haleh Bryan , July 28, 2005; 12:43 P.M.

Your images are as breath taking as riding those waves! The shades of blue are absolutely amazing.

herry utama , July 28, 2005; 01:01 P.M.

well done portfolio! A+, I admire all your picture has strong image and good composition. keep up the good work dave!

T. Milo Burns , July 29, 2005; 05:02 P.M.

David....Simply Outstanding and Inspirational!!!

Giuseppe Circhetta , July 30, 2005; 06:45 A.M.

Great work!

Fantastic photos and setting!

Mark Phillips , July 30, 2005; 08:57 A.M.

I am a surfer

David, Firstly well done! I have seen and commented on your photo's here before. I was so happy to see you on the front page, well deserved, and about time! My surfing time now is not much. I have a bad back and 2 kids (12 & 7) and a mortgage to pay so I can't get into the water as much as I used to. Your images remind me of paddling out and hooting my mates as they pulled into the tube, cutback, or re-entried off the top with a glowing sunrise as a backdrop. Thats what I love about your photo's, as a surfer this is what you see. Not many photographers can bring that feeling into thier images. You can! For that I thank you.

Janet Cull - Western NC , July 30, 2005; 05:34 P.M.

Really unbelievable and fantastic! My husband and friend are enjoying these over my shoulder, as I am. Thanks for featuring this fellow!

chris rolling , July 30, 2005; 06:03 P.M.


Truly exceptional, keep up the excellent work! I've read surfing mags for a few years now and yet these pictures blow me away! Look forward to seeing more :)

Linda Volmich , July 31, 2005; 06:37 A.M.

Never seen something like that before. I still wonder, how you did it. Fantastic portfolio!

Bruno Ríos , July 31, 2005; 09:31 A.M.


I like very much

ben conover , July 31, 2005; 09:54 A.M.


Really awesome photos, I am inspired to get in the sea. Well done and congrats.

Rouslan Tiourine , August 01, 2005; 02:38 P.M.

I like very much your surfers

Great work!

rajen nair , August 02, 2005; 07:52 A.M.

Mind boggling shots. How was it taken?

Nuzurur Rochman , August 02, 2005; 08:34 P.M.


How can get that? You're master in water.

Jean-Philippe Allard , August 02, 2005; 09:10 P.M.

Can't comment on each shot, as each is unique and fantastic. As an aspiring sports shooter, I'd really appreciate if you'd drop in my portfolio sometimes, even with all the coverage you are getting right now, I know how to be patient!

All the 7/7s that I didn't give before, I'd give em all to you if I could!

Toby Hicks , August 03, 2005; 11:53 A.M.

Excellent Work

Well, now I must be the 100-something comment on this page and it must seem boring to you by now. But... YOU HAVE SOME EXCELLENT PHOTOS! Congratulations and keep up the good work. Out of curiousity: Out of how many photos is this a selection of? See you around.

Michael Nigro , August 04, 2005; 05:51 P.M.

I agree with all the above comments.

Mari Mar , August 05, 2005; 01:07 A.M.


weston perry , August 08, 2005; 09:55 P.M.

Well i think everythings been said. Awesume images though man. Those are some monster waves and ur surfing and shooting them.. amazing. Its kool to view these images so upclose and in the funnel of the wave. Nice shots~!


Paul Conrad , August 09, 2005; 10:13 P.M.


Hang ten dude! Righteous work man.

Lyle Evans , August 13, 2005; 10:06 A.M.

Crazy Man

Fabulous work. Congrats

Conor O'Malley , August 15, 2005; 06:23 P.M.

off the chain...eddie aikau would be proud!!

Matt Marsland , August 19, 2005; 06:41 A.M.

Truly awesome shots. I agree, the ones taken from behind the surfer are amazing. Very cool.

Kalaga Venu Madhav , August 20, 2005; 09:27 A.M.

Surf Surf Surf !

I saw no surfing in my country...but i get the thrill from your pictures...energy..!

Seth Kellner , August 24, 2005; 09:02 P.M.


Awesome photos man!!!Puts a whole new light to action photography!!

Giuseppe Repetto , August 25, 2005; 10:01 A.M.


You to have spold much time in water in order to make these fantastic photos . Which Housing do you uses? The Aquatech for Canon 650?

Giuseppe Repetto , August 25, 2005; 10:05 A.M.


Inside the wave

I realize photo from the water for the surfing and know the difficulties in order to realize beautiful photos. Those taken give behind are most difficult, why is risked to follow the lip of the wave. As written before are fantastic. From a Surf photography. www.photorepetto.com

zuhal turhan , August 25, 2005; 04:40 P.M.

Excellent photos.Congrats.

Nick Schäfer , August 27, 2005; 05:51 A.M.

Simply amazing!

Bryan Lardizabal , August 27, 2005; 08:24 P.M.

Awesome Dude!

Gorgeous work! Marie

Cesare Mastromatteo , August 30, 2005; 08:58 A.M.


Well, these pictures are breathtaking when looking at them one by one. But seing them collected in the same page, in such a beutiful sequence, makes them even more powerful, absolutely overwhelming.

Anthony J Howe , August 31, 2005; 01:00 A.M.

absolutely stunning

Your Portfolio David is outstanding. Very professional. Colour, composition, action absolutely perfect. You are indeed an excellent professional photographer.

Mark Skelly , September 05, 2005; 07:34 P.M.

David, allow me to be the first to comment favorably to your photos here. ;-)

I have a few questions for you. When you are shooting these wide angle close-ups, are you on a surfboard as well? If so, are you standing or lying down? How are you balancing during all this, and not either falling over or getting run over by your subjects?

I'm just curious. I do not forsee myself doing anything even remotely like this anytime soon.

Cheers, Mark

Elgin Blankwater , September 11, 2005; 11:53 A.M.


Those are fantastic photos you've made! Wander how your cameras resisted all the water ;-)

Rodd Owen , September 13, 2005; 12:01 P.M.

sweet bra!

your the man troyer, jonesy has nothing, hahaha

Jon Marsden , September 16, 2005; 05:11 P.M.


Every so often, you see an image that takes your breath away; today I saw several. I am unsure whether to be inspired or simply recognise my comparative inadequacy and give up now.

Chris Waller , September 17, 2005; 02:23 A.M.

I am astounded that you manage to take a photograph inside the tube. Presumably you too are on a surfboard, so how do you manage to surf and shoot simultaneously?

Filippo Galluzzi , September 21, 2005; 03:36 P.M.

No Word!!

.......No word for your travel! Very Very compliments!

william pope , September 22, 2005; 11:27 P.M.

larry pope

excellent body of work. beautiful.

Sonny Sandness , October 01, 2005; 10:17 A.M.

Best ever?

Set up a site and show us more

washington u , October 11, 2005; 05:25 A.M.


Rude Boy Greetings,that is a great job. I Hail you. From WASHINGTON

Ellie Ratcliffe , October 12, 2005; 02:42 A.M.


These photos are simply beautiful, i'm one envious viewer.

Patricio Duenas , October 14, 2005; 07:41 P.M.


Superb portfolio, you are a master of your technique and subject, Felicidades

Peepeye Photography , October 24, 2005; 03:53 P.M.


Brian Ernst , October 24, 2005; 05:55 P.M.

An amazing portfolio! Completely awesome.

Andre Ventura , October 30, 2005; 05:56 A.M.

André Ventura

I never had seen so good photos of surf. You're the best.

Denis Lauzon , December 07, 2005; 09:52 A.M.

Just Wonderfull

Wow, amazing, Bravo

Fiona Madden , May 06, 2006; 09:53 A.M.

Wow David your water photography is stunning! Excellent shots! I know what you go through to get each shot....every time a risk of being walloped with a board or some fins! Ouch! Enjoyed looking at your work!

Angeline Gilliam , October 21, 2006; 05:29 A.M.


These photographs are outstanding. I feel like I'm in the barrel with these guys. Your totally showing a new perspective in surfing. You could have water droplets or whatever on your lens and I would still like these photographs. Awesome job dude. Keep up the good work.

Vincent Street , October 22, 2006; 05:44 P.M.

Great Job David!!

siavash eydani , November 21, 2006; 04:19 P.M.

hi my friend

i think you are crasy about waves.maybe waves tell you some stories from strange world.but i love desert.an endless and loneless world.

Agustin David , November 23, 2006; 05:00 A.M.

David, your work into the water is absolutely fantastic... more than that, is amazing. I really love it. Congratulations... be water my friend! :)

Best regards. Agustin David_

Chris Canon , January 06, 2007; 04:08 P.M.

Sick images..inspirational just doesn't cut it. Your style reminds me of some of Scott Aichner's work. Heh it looks like you were probably curbstomped by the lip in one of the first tube-shots. I hope I get that good dude...

Nick Dekker , March 23, 2007; 11:51 A.M.


Just discovered your portfolio and it is Fantastic! Very creative and a unique skill! Some of your critiques are average, but I guess they dont understand the ocean! Looking forward to seeing more. Cheers, nick

Josh Myers , May 01, 2007; 10:52 P.M.

I love your surf shots!! I was wondering what equipment you use. I am moving to Florida and am going to get into surf photography. I am looking into underwater housing and I was wondering if you had any suggestions. Again amazing portfolio, keep up the good work!!!! Josh Myers

Stig P , May 22, 2007; 06:58 A.M.

excellent portfolio!

Emmanuel Enyinwa , July 21, 2007; 12:37 P.M.

The surf shots are out of this world.

Kenneth Fugate , December 09, 2007; 08:30 A.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting


Andrew Merse , July 30, 2008; 03:18 A.M.

top shots in here. keep up the good work! water shots rock

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