Surfing in the Caribbean is elusive and inconsistent, but when it happens, it’s a wonderful thing! To be surfing in perfectly tempered, crystal clear turquoise water with virtually NO ONE else on the wave is a rare and precious thing in today’s world. I arrived on the island a couple of days ago via a direct flight from Paris (LONG!). This swell showed up the next day and the few locals who surf were loving it. I shot the above image at Lorient Beach, one of three surfing beaches on St Barth. The waves have since died a bit, but the wind has come up providing a much needed reprieve from the heat.