Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Shore Thing

I have to give huge thanks to Bishop over at a Shore Thing Cafe in La Jolla. Bishop along with his business partners took over what used to be Squire's Deli in La Jolla. They did an awesome job to transform it into a quaint 'surf' deli / cafe.

Needless to say, the food and drinks are superb. But the thanks goes for the opportunity for me to showcase my images in the cafe. I'll be updating what's in there now as I continue to shoot La Jolla Shores. It also helps that I'm sitting on years of great surfing images of riders of La Jolla Shores.

Thanks again Bishop and the Shore Thing Cafe crew!

Now, go eat and check the images...

Location: 8080 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Monday, December 2, 2013

Re Inventing Manny V

For the last two years I've been very fortunate to commentate the IBA Bodyboarding World Tour. Unfortunately, that epic job has ended in early 2013 but there is a tiny glimmer that the IBA may return in 2014. I can't wait for something that isn't a 100% certainty. I've got bills to pay.

I did a talk for Urban Surf 4 Kids during summer and my intro from Wes was pretty cool. He mentioned that to live the lifestyle I have, I'm able to 're-invent' myself year after year. I thank him for that.

To keep my spirit and sole alive in 2014, I'm going to focus on the things I love... photography and surf travel. My wife and I have been working on our wedding photography site and it was then when we realized, 'we got this.' Together, we've capture many of friends' weddings and we're, along with the bride and groom, are very happy with the final product. We already have a few bookings for 2014. I'm stoked. So if you have friends getting married please refer them to our site and to me directly. Much appreciated.

Surf travel... yes! As you may or may not now, I love the ocean. More specifically, I love riding waves, photographing wave riders and sharing that stoke with others. I've been putting trips together since 2003 and loved every minute. In 2014, I'm going to focus more than ever to deliver the stoke that comes with traveling to find empty perfect waves. The Baja Weekenders will running all winter and spring months then selectively through the summer (depending on Wedding gigs). My website should be completely finished by the end of this week.

Come 2014, I would love to see you coming down the aisle or slotted in the pocket of a perfect wave. Either way, hit me up and wish me luck people! Get ready 2014, Manny V is coming atchu full steam.

Allison & Matt's wedding in Baja, Mexico.

Keeping the dream alive. Los Cabos, Mexico.

MannyVTours... let me be your guide to paradise.