It was a beautiful day down at El Matador beach just off the PCH in Malibu, California (If you haven’t been there, you need to go). When we got down on the beach I left my bag in a seemingly safe place, the sand was dry and fluffy, nowhere near to where the tide had been reaching. We walked down the beach aways and began shooting. 10 minutes or so must have passed before a man jogged over and said “Um… sir, your bag is in the water.” I was confused for a second, and then, it hit me! I took off sprinting down the beach. As I ran over I noticed my bag and all of it’s contents i.e.. lenses, batteries, filters, accessories, were sprawled out all over the beach, and in the water. I frantically tried to pick up every last piece of equipment before the water could hit them again.
Lenses, batteries, ND filters, chargers, memory cards, everything was completely soaked and covered in sand. My heart was in my stomach as I spent the next hour on the beach trying to dry and clean everything as best as I could with the hopes of salvaging something. There were many casualties and only a few pieces of gear survived. I just remember initially how upset and frustrated I wanted to be, but kept thinking about the positives, and how that man was present and courteous enough to quickly run over and let me know what was going on, otherwise, I might have lost everything to the ocean! Well played ocean, well played. You win this round my friend!
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