The Nikon V3 and 70-300cx lens may be the ultimate lightweight surf photography combo. This combo gets me to 800mm without a tripod or monopod. Works best in good light, but does OK under less than ideal conditions. Today I took a few photos at the Billabong Pipe Masters on the north shore of Oahu. This is the final leg of the Vans Triple Crown surf competition in Hawaii. Started off cloudy but as the day progressed the sun came out and the waves become larger and larger. Waves become so large and wind picked up so competition was suspended. Lots of broken surfboards but surfers unharmed. Here are a few photos from round 2. Enjoy.