Benny Godwin, Forster, Australia
We sure seem to use a lot of Little Weeds photography winner Matty O’Brien’s shots, huh? Wanna know why? ‘Cause he’s got a killer eye for photos, and he’s the Magnus Carlsen of surf photography. The new ‘it’ guy. (If you don’t know who Magnus Carlsen is, google him.) Photos like the one you see […]
We sure seem to use a lot of Little Weeds photography winner Matty O’Brien’s shots, huh? Wanna know why? ‘Cause he’s got a killer eye for photos, and he’s the Magnus Carlsen of surf photography. The new ‘it’ guy. (If you don’t know who Magnus Carlsen is, google him.) Photos like the one you see above are Matty’s b-sides. And they’re still top-notch.
Over the last few days, Matty’s been staying with Benny Godwin (pictured here) in Forster. Amidst an annoyingly-consistent smothering of rain, the duo have been scoring some fun-as-hell waves. Benny’s just made the switch over to darling Dane Reynolds’ now-famous Channel Islands ‘Dumpster Diver’ board. Benny’s running the 5’7″ model and according to Matty he’s “really ripping on it. He’s always flared on those little round-nose boards he’s ridden, but the Dumpy really suits his style and looks way better in photos.”
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