Thursday, September 26, 2013

COA Showcases Seaside Sunset and Local NJ Surfer

We have received many comments about the photo featured on the cover of this year’s Seaside Sunset invitation asking who has taken such a beautiful picture of the ocean we all love. 

New Jersey’s own Ryan Struck often allows Clean Ocean Action to use his photographs.  Ryan, a long-time friend to Clean Ocean Action, features the New Jersey Coastline in his work as well as local surfers. A surfer himself, Ryan has been a professional photographer for about four years.  First featured in a Hurricane Bill story for Eastern Surf Magazine, his photos can be seen in magazines from all over the world.

During his frequent travels, Ryan often photographs the local landscapes.  On a recent trip to Belize, he captured both the beautiful waters and friendly people who live there.  In Tahiti, he took incredible photos of waves caused by the Teahupoo reef.

Ryan’s award winning photos have been featured in Surfing Magazine, Surfer Magazine, The Surfers Journal, Carve, Surf Girl, Surfline, and Australia’s Surfing Life.  He was also part of the “Within Sight” group photo show in Brooklyn to benefit Waves For Water and those affected by Superstorm Sandy. 

Perhaps Ryan summed up his journey best when he said, “Much like a wave, photography presents me with something different continuously. I've met new people, seen different things and felt new ways about the world around me with a camera in my hand. Time for reflection away from the pixels is probably just as important in my journey as well. Life after photography opened my eyes to difference, details and has really captured my attention. Even more than a passion and means of employment, photography gives me a sense of fulfillment.

Please join Clean Ocean Action for Seaside Sunset, Thursday, October 10th 2013 from 6:00-10:00pm at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch.  

Supporting environmental education programs, the Seaside Sunset will feature a raw bar by Lusty Lobster, tasty treats from Sickles Market, and other local favorites.  

Enjoy dinner and dancing overlooking the ocean with music by Thom White and the Rogues.  

Ryan’s engaging photos can be seen at  
To purchase tickets for Seaside Sunset, click here.

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