A good friend once told me there are three crucial players in every great surf shot: the surfer, the wave and the photographer.  Surf photography is no easy day job.  Instead, it’s a way of life, one that requires an acute understanding of both one’s equipment and one’s surroundings, commands an unwavering respect for the work trips but am content with just getting in one or two really memorable sessions. 9th Street in Avalon, NJ is my ho