Wight horses captured in award-winning surf photos

By David Newble

Monday, April 21, 2014


Wight horses captured in award-winning surf photos

Jason Swain’s picture of winter surfing, above, won a top photography competition.

SPECTACULAR pictures taken at an Isle of Wight surf spot have won awards in a national photography competition.

Keen surfer and professional photographer, Jason Swain, 47, of Church Hill, Totland, and his friend, fellow surfer and amateur photographer Ian Pacey, of Freshwater Bay, won first and second prize respectively in the competition, Your Winter, staged by surf clothing company Finisterre.

The pair, both members of the Isle of Wight Surf Club, entered after snapping dramatic shots in February and March as surfers rode the mountainous seas caused by the winter storms.

They beat entries from hundreds of other photographers across the country to win.

Jason said: "They wanted pictures of what it was like to surf in the winter in England. The world is full of blue water shots of people in shorts.

"The reality for us in England is that it is cold. That is why these shots were chosen. They sum up the UK surfing experience."

Surfer Ian Pacey was placed second with his picture.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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