“I don’t think in any other sport do you have the license to get so closely involved with the subject at such a high risk factor as surf photography,” says Ted Grambeau in the film Fiberglass and Megapixels. “It would be like being able to photograph the Super Bowl, but you're allowed to use a wide-angle lens and run around the field with the guys.”
Earlier today, Photo Guides put up a primer on getting started in surf photography. It covers everything from cameras to safety gear to fitness to location advice. The article begins by recommending Fiberglass and Megapixels, a 2010 movie that offers a gritty look inside the lives of surf photographers. Watch the trailer. If it tweaks your interest, read "The Beginner’s Guide to Surf Photography. Are You Crazy Enough?"