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Lanzarote Arrieta Surfer #4

Surfer riding a breaking wave at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

The story behind this image

During our week long winter break on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands my wife Liz and I managed to explore pretty much all of this relatively small island.

One of the places we liked so much that we went back to a couple of times was the small seaside town of Arrieta, on the north coast of the island.

Relatively undeveloped, Arrieta seemed to be a place where the locals went for a day out and a spot of surfing on the large Atlantic rollers that surge onto this coastline.

The combination of breaking waves, spray from a stiff offshore breeze and surfing action proved too good to resist, and made flying 4000 miles with a huge 100-400mm telephoto lens in my rucksack well worthwhile.

Image data

Filename - lanzarote arrieta surfer 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm

Exposure - 1/400 sec @ f5.6, ISO800

Filters - None.

Location - Arrieta, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.