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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

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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.

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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.