Photo Gallery: Christor Lukasiewicz’s West Coast Excursion

Before wrapping up a busy and productive year in 2013, Surf and Abide contributing photographer, Christor Lukasiewicz, made a trip out west to escape the early symptoms of winter that had been inflicting his home state of New Jersey.

Hitting various locations along the southern California coastline, Christor capitalized on the quality swell that adorned the shores in late November, capturing some amazing moments in between his own surf sessions and enjoying the conversely mild weather conditions of the Golden State.

Below are choice photographs from Lukasiewicz’s journey west.

Check out more of Christor’s work here: http://christor.photoshelter.com

 A rare rainy morning overlooking T-Street in San Clemente.

A rare rainy morning overlooking T-Street in San Clemente.

Unknown surfer getting tubed on a classic orange single fin

Unknown surfer getting tubed on a classic orange single fin

Following the trails left behind by fellow surfers

Following the trails left behind by fellow surfers

Playing with some off camera flashes in the shore break. Special thanks to my brother for helping out, despite taking some beatings in the sand.

Playing with some off camera flashes in the shore break. Special thanks to my brother for helping out, despite taking some beatings in the sand.

A slow camera shutter captures Larry Beard getting an epic tube shot of Rusty Long.

A slow camera shutter captures Larry Beard getting an epic tube shot of Rusty Long.

 Looking down the beach from the cliffs at the San Clemente Pier.

Looking down the beach from the cliffs at the San Clemente Pier.

Capturing photographer Larry beard and surfer Rusty Long setting up for the shot at Calafia Beach.

Capturing photographer Larry Beard and surfer Rusty Long setting up for the shot at Calafia Beach.

An empty peak breaks as the skies start to clear up.

An empty peak breaks as the skies start to clear up.

One last spray of water before packing it in for the night.

One last spray of water before packing it in for the night.

Golden hour tubes at Calafia Beach.

Golden hour tubes at Calafia Beach.

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Growing up in New Jersey, Shawn discovered and quickly immersed himself in the sub-culture of surfing and skateboarding in the mid 80’s. With a diverse and eclectic background, Shawn has walked the path of a competitive surfer, Hare Krsna monk, action sports industry player in NYC, DIY theology and religions major, and a touring punk rock musician. Now a father and self-proclaimed seeker of the “soul” of surfing, Shawn enjoys sessions with friends at uncrowded peaks along his home state’s shoreline and writing about his surf related experiences.

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