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Surf Hunters on California's Lost Coast
The location of the most sublime wilderness surf break on California's Lost Coast is classified info among local surfers. Catch a glimpse of the secret beaches. 
Photograph by Corey Rich

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The clouds along the Californian coast continually roll in and out during the day. Sometimes they form a foggy marine layer that turns to a heavy mist, and hiking in them can be pretty miserable—cold, wet, and seriously gloomy. And when the clouds clear, you've got a different problem—thirty-knot headwinds that turn your surfboard into a sail. In fact, my friend and neighbor, Jeff Daniel and I had a running debate about the best way to carry our boards, for aerodynamic efficiency. Personally I preferred to hold it under one arm rather than strapped to my backpack, so I could keep the nose pointed right into the wind.
—Contributing Editor Dan Duane

Photographically one of the challenges of shooting outside is that you can spend all day waiting for the right light to create an interesting image. For this picture, it was midday and the late overcast of the sun enabled me to shoot a silhouette of Dan and Jeff carrying their boards.
—Contributing Photographer Corey Rich

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Camera: Canon 5D
Flash Card: SanDisk Extreme III 2.0 gb
Lens: Canon 16-35 mm, f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/1000 @ f/5.6
Time of Day: 2 p.m.

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