In the perfect spot at the perfect time, Jacobson captures Malinco in a mid-morning shack.
Surf photographer, Brad Jacobson once said about one of his favorite subjects, Chris Wells, “If there’s a barrel breaking in the South Bay, odds are Wells is in it.” Well, if there’s a barrel breaking in the South Bay, odds are Jacobson is shooting it. It wasn’t the best winter, or the worst, but here Jacobson captures a super session on just another random weekday morning that ended up being one of the better ones of the year.
The cover shot of March’s Drop Zone with Malinco straight up pitted.
With a subtle drag of the finger tips, Marcelo Malinco drifts underneath the curl in a classic Breakwall image.
Malinco again reads the lefthander like a scholar and stalls just enough.
Feeling the Juice, ET Surf Manager, Daniel Del Castillo makes a break for it.
Matt Meistrell casually on his backhand lets the glass curtain catch up to him.
“How deep can you go?” Steve Howe compacts into the curl.
Scott Johnsen dropping into a heavy.
In reminiscence of an early 90s Kelly Slater cover shot proclaiming in text, “School’s Out,” Michael Luhrsen in a similar pose screams, “I’ve got the day off!”
Luhrsen slips into a dreamy left.
Chi Baldocchi waves to the camera as he flies by Jacobson.
Captions by Eddie Solt