Monday, March 5, 2012

ARCHIVES: TransWorld Surf Party 2004

The surfing legend, his protege and the super model.

On April 19, 2004 at a Chelsea night club, while on assignment for ABACA Press, I photographed surfing legend Sunny Garcia and a young, soon to be, big wave champion, Makua Rothman. Both are from Hawaii and it was their first time ever, in New York City. Transworld Surf magazine and Woman Model Mngmnt were celebrating the release of TransWorld SURF’s first-ever bikini edition.

After I captured the relevant celebs that attended the party, as my assignment dictated, I went upstairs to the VIP area to get a shot of Garcia and Rothman. I got invited to have a drink. Sunny's wife at the time, Reina, Victoria Secret model, Ana Beatriz Barros and model Isabeli Fontana were also on hand. Barros and Fontana were there because they graced the pages of the magazine. After toasting a few glasses of champagne and playing paparazzi with the surf icon and his crew, we exited the club together, exchanged numbers and said our goodbyes. It was a memorable evening. Here are a few pics from my celebrity archive.