With hurricane Julia passing several hundred miles off the coast of Tybee, it helped create some great surfing. It was about four days later I decided to throw the video camera into the car and head down to the beach. The surfers were still stoked about the waves they were riding high on from Julia, but this day they were a good bit smaller. For more information on surfing at Tybee visit the High Tide Surf Shop hightidesurfshop.com/ website and follow them on Twitter. Kayaking is at its best on and around Tybee Island too. Visit Sea Kayak Georgia seakayakgeorgia.com/ and line up a fun day in a kayak.
This is the hardest shoot I have done, looking into the sun for several hours, trying to focus on moving water and people. Man I end up with a soft focus on good day and objects standing still. Shooting HD video is not forgiving at all when it comes to a good sharp focus. You better be spot on. I have a lot more respect for guys shooting outdoor sporting events.
The fall of the year between September and November to me is the prettiest time of the year to enjoy Tybee Beach. The tourists have slowed down, along with the heat too, and the fishing is at its best. Got to see the Tybee Ocean Rescue Lifeguards getting all pumped up for another lifesaving day on the beach with a good game of volleyball. You may notice that they are playing in the same spot that was used in the movie The Last Song starring Miley Cyus. These guys and gals do a great job each year saving lives, taking care of injured people and even dealing with nuts that jump off the Tybee Pier. I just happened to be close to the pier this summer when one decided to take the jump. Needless to say the lifeguards and beach patrol were on it before he could swim to shore. Off to jail with a great big fine in tow. This summer Tybee Island and Hilton Head Island beaches saw a higher than normal amount of jellyfish in the surf. This means an increase of jellyfish stings to those playing and swimming in the surf. But no matter what the problem is, the Tybee Ocean Rescue Lifeguards are on the spot doing a great job for the protection of life and limb of beach goers. Visit the Tybee Island Ocean Rescue website tybeeoceanrescue.com/ .