Shaun Smith began his love affair with the ocean in 1986, at the age of seven, when he first started bodyboarding the SoCal beaches with his father. At nine years old he had his first taste of adrenaline through a local spot known as The Wedge, in Newport Beach. He discovered his natural talent for bodyboarding when he was sponsored at the age of 16 while competing in CCSA and taking first place over all in Bodyboarding in 1997. Yet he never realized the true beauty of the ocean and it’s undeniable breathtaking colors until he recently discovered water photography. If you’ve ever wondered what love and the ocean looks like through a surfers eyes… Shaun Smith’s photography is the window into that soul.