Understanding the Sport You’re Shooting

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Understanding the Sport You’re Shooting

 I’m a Vaalie (I grew up in Joburg), a land girl, the opposite to a water baby. The first time I went into the water in Cape Town for a shoot, the water was so cold I almost backed out just on that alone. My feet were burning (only a wetsuit at that stage, no booties) but that made me forget to be scared about possible scary ocean elements. My fiancé is a surfer, so he has taken it upon himself to teach me about reading waves and understanding tides. I’m not sure why as he seemed to kill himself laughing every time a wave took me out and I came out spluttering on the other side. water photography cape town After a bit of a scary incident this past summer, he pushed me to start swimming at the gym to start building up my water fitness during the winter. No mean feat when he’s like some crazy fish-man that makes me look like a cat that’s been thrown in the pool, but he tells me I’m getting better (laughs)… cape town water photography

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