Dave Nilsen (@dn_photo)

Dave Nilsen

Surf photographer from Seaside Park

http://www.davenilsenphotography.com/

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209 days till winter.

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Driving around last week without out AC when it was 96 degrees made me realize I prefer 20 degree days because my heat still works and sometimes the ocean looks like this.

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Stoked to take 2nd place in the cold shot challenge. Thanks to @nysea_surf and @clifbar for throwing and awesome contest. Thanks to @robkellysurf for sticking the craziest elevator drop I've ever seen in NJ. And congrats to @ryanmackphoto and @mvgleason for taking the win with a sick fisheye shot at golden hour during Stella.

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This spot is usually packed but yesterday morning there were only 3 guys out.

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Shot for an hour today before I went surfing, kind of wish I spent that hour surfing.

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A fun trip up to New England with @Joey pinheiro and @alex_alexalex back in February. @thunderbombsurfcamp tracked the swell and dialed us into the right spot even though he was in Nicaragua. Now that's customer service.

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@gilly732 getting one of the many barrels Stella had to offer. Still digging up Stella shots because I keep finding ones I missed and I haven't shot since so I have plenty of time to keep going through them.

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Moving into the warmer months gets me thinking about the Swells in the Southern Hemisphere. This was a day or two after the Fiji pro last year when a select few including @kellyslater pictured took on pretty big Cloudbreak. A few people towed and a couple paddled and there were some bombs that came through.

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There's a few hours left in the @nysea_surf @clifbar cold shot challenge. The link to my entries are in my bio. Here's @alex_alexalex on his best wave of the day. He was so stoked on this one but not as stoked when he snapped his favorite board a few waves later.

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This was back in January on our first Nor Easter of the year. The current was an nightmare to swim against this day but got a couple. Another shot I entered in the @nysea_surf cold shot challenge. Link to all my shots is in my bio.

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A day of fun waves and great lightning this winter

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Another shot from Stella I entered in the @nysea_surf cold shot challenge. The link is in my bio, head over and vote for as many shots as you want.

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The @nysea_surf cold shot challenge voting start today. This shot of @robkellysurf is one of the few shots I entered. Voting lasts a week the link to my shots are in my profile and you have to register to vote (just an email address) .

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A sick shot from @chank_photography from Stella. I'm in there trying to get a few shots with out get detonated which eventually didn't work out.

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@hammered_sam last January somewhere close to home.

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@whereisrandal setting up on a bomb last month. Seems like summer flatness and knee high swells have set in early and winter is a distant memory. At least it went out with a bang.

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A semi clear night s few weeks ago in Island Beach State Park.
Settings
Shot on 5d mark iii
Rokinon 24mm 1.4
20 second exposure
F 2.0
ISO 3200

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This winter wasn't packed with the biggest swells but there were some days with some great lighting.

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A fun day of waves back in January.

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Golden 10-15 minutes up North from Stella.

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A golden morning back in January.

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@bengravyy snagging a bomb during Stella.

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Woke up early last week to catch the Milky Way rise in Island Beach. I got there and the sky was completely overcast. I was about to head home but I decided to try one more spot. When I got there the wind picked up and the clouds cleared.

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Back in January when we got summer water color with winter waves.

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Where did all the south swells go?

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The wall. Looks like something more suited for skateboarding than surfing.

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@mvgleason reaping the rewards of a Stella strike mission.

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