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December 2010 Giveaway!

What better way to celebrate my surfing photos from South Carlsbad being featured on the back of the iLife ’11 boxes along with landing a spot in the iPhoto ’11 demos on every Mac in every Apple store worldwide than to offer up a contest of my own. The winner gets this fatty barrel shot from inside a wave printed on a 16×23.5 fine art acrylic from Millers Professional Imaging. One winner will be picked from random. To enter follow the instructions on this blog entry by clicking below.


  1. ‘LIKE’ my Facebook Photography page here.
  2. Press the ‘LIKE’ button at the bottom of this blog entry.
  3. Leave a COMMENT at the bottom of this blog entry.

The winner will be picked at 100% random. I have no control over the outcome. How it works is that I’ve installed a wordpress plugin called And The Winner Is… that looks at all the comments below and will randomly pick a winner on December 1st, 2010.


I’ll be printing this shoot on 16×23.5 Fine Art 1/4″ Acrylic from Millers Professional Imaging (one of the best printing labs in the business!). The printing process is quite simple: the image is printed directly on acrylic with a layer of white screen print on the back. Stainless standoffs will be included (sit 5/8″ from the wall) so you can hang it anywhere in your house. They look best near some natural light or even with an accent light shining down on it.

The typical price of this Acrylic Print runs $150 including shipping & handling. Super awesome Christmas gift, eh? I’ve actually printed a few of these acrylics from Millers and they are extremely awesome to say the least. They are a super high gloss and will really make the colors from the wave really stand out.

  • Winners will be announced on December 1st, 2010.
  • If you live in California, you’ll get a visit from me so I can take your photo holding the print. (If you happen to live outside of California, I’ll be shipping it straight to your house. Sorry, no PO Boxes please.)
  • If you don’t want the print, sorry – you don’t get cash. Nice try.


  • Stephanie Lloyd - Chaz, your work is amazing!!!!! I am very proud of you and would love to display your work on my wall. So, pick meeeee!!!!

    :) Hugs from Steph.ReplyCancel

  • Mike - Siiiiiiiiick print! PS: GO KINGS!!ReplyCancel

  • Ian Rees - 9-3-0 18pts, best in the NHL yeaaah boiiii.

    downies a douche.ReplyCancel

  • David - Dude, your stuff is amazing. Lisa and I regret not coming across your wedding photos until we had already booked someone. We were looking at everything last week, so freaking good.

    Now come play hockey with us.ReplyCancel

  • Nick Medrud - This is a pretty legit personal marketing strategy chazzy, and that acrylic print looks badass.ReplyCancel

  • brett anderson - Hey computer program that picks the winner. Ill suck your bitsReplyCancel

  • James Ellis - Awesome! Hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • ChaddyB - Whenever you want to come shoot some waves in Newport beach when its big, come up. I’ve never had any pics of me in the water and I would love to have that sometime before I’m too old to do it anymore. Awesome work Chaz. Can’t wait to talk wedding photos with you. I want that acrylic! We could also hit up a spot in corona del mar where we can do some rock jumping!ReplyCancel

  • Kelle Leonard - Well, I already had the facebook page covered, but I can never say no to a good contest, or bad ass art. Whoever wins will have a wall above all others.ReplyCancel

  • Anthony - Great pics man. You do excellent work!ReplyCancel

  • Tom Nguyen - How could I say no to this? You picked a good one for the print.ReplyCancel

  • Tom Nguyen - How could I say no to this?? Perfect photo for this print!ReplyCancel

  • Kurt Slanaker - Don’t you love it when it chandeliers all over you inside a tasty barrel Aquaman, good thing you swam back out after death bomb central at the cliffsReplyCancel

  • Chrystal Gainer - Hey now, Why do you hope one of your family members don’t win???? Well I hope I do win :)
    Great shot Chaz!ReplyCancel

  • Jake Tynes - Beautiful color and texture! How did you keep the camera from getting wet? Ziplock?ReplyCancel

    • Chaz - Jake – I use a SPL Water Housing while in the water. It ends up being pretty heavy despite being one of the lighter housings on the market.ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Love this shot. I tell everyone I know you guys and they don’t believe me because I’m in New York! Miss you all soooooo super muchReplyCancel

  • marcoshark - I don’t even want to think about what you had to do to get this Chaz!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - This shot is so incredible/surreal – I just hope the shark from Ventura doesnt pay you a visit. That would be bad, very bad. Amazing work Chaz, you have an artistic eye that’s for sureReplyCancel

  • Scott Yoshino - Chee pono. Love this pic, Chaz.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Dunkin-Maile - Truly amazing! Love both Hawaiian waters and Pacific coastline.
    I have bookmarked this page and look forward to more from you.ReplyCancel

  • ben - holy cow, this is an awesome photo. love the rest of your work on the site too.ReplyCancel

  • Abram Goglanian - Chaz! As usual, your work is consistent and wonderful. I always enjoy working with you!ReplyCancel

  • Norelle - Chaz how do you do it? This is amazing. I love it. Your talent is a gift for god.ReplyCancel

  • Mel Cohen - Great photo. You are truly one of the young creative photographers of our time.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie B - congratulations on your iLife 11 feature! you deserve it youre amazingReplyCancel

  • Charlie Christenson - Chaz you’re simply the best… better than all the….


  • Scott Poupis - We’ve made living biological attractions so astounding that they’ll capture the imagination of the entire planet.ReplyCancel

  • Mike Reyngold - chaz ur amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Josh "Yoesh" Hernandez - “Pull deep into the pit”, if only everyone could experience this…ReplyCancel

  • Blake - I know that this website is probably only a sampling of what you have shot over the years, but the quality I see here is enough to see that you are truly gifted with a camera.ReplyCancel

  • Dwayne Foster - I contest this contest by suggesting that it’s actually a random drawing. ;)ReplyCancel

  • mario poppa john soto - chaz….. true talent man… your workReplyCancel

  • Kyle Estrada - Awesome photos, and a great contest!!ReplyCancel

  • Phillip Schierer - Amazing Talent Chaz!!!
    Go Kings!!!ReplyCancel

  • David Hartstein - Chaz, I now deliver better Aperture lessons than you. watch out, soon enough i’ll take better pictures than you! (and btw, canon is always better than nikon) :PReplyCancel

  • Anthony Smyers - Chaz, thanks for letting me know about your site, Your photography is definitely amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Ralph Casafrancisco - woohoo i want this in my house!!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Gallagher - Wow, incredible! I want these framed in my apartment :)ReplyCancel

  • Matt E - Hey Chaz, awesome stuff. Good info on the acryllic prints. Cheers


  • Sean P. - Chaz you are an amazing photographer and this picture shows your mad skills… I wish I could have a print of this beauty to put on my wall and enjoy daily.

    great stuff chaz, Keep it up manReplyCancel

  • Salvades - I have just been introduced to your work and I have to say you are very talented! I love the photos you capture and how you manipulate them! You have a gift.ReplyCancel

  • Penny Kessler - Where do you sell your photographs? I may like to buy a surf picture for my son for christmas. Thanks. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Hayes - I have to admit Chaz, I’ve always known your a good photographer but now that I’ve seen some of your work I’m incredibly impressed. I love some of those shots from Yosemite. Any chance of getting one of those instead lolReplyCancel

  • Frankie Franco III - SO awesome man!!ReplyCancel

  • Frankie Franco III - I am retweeting this all over the place! to my 3000 followers :DReplyCancel

  • bt - i love you lotsReplyCancel

  • Eric Rodriguez - Chaz,

    Amazing! and keep it up! I enjoy you’re photos! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Marvin Malzahn - Chaz, Congrats on this. You’ve worked your ass off for many years with Apple and deserve this and much more. Hope they gave you a free copy of iLife, haha. Always amazing work my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Kevin O'Connell - You are ridiculous good sir. Wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • Duke Decter - Chaz’s work speaks for itself. You really only need to see one photo to know…ReplyCancel

  • ansley - what is the internet and how do i use itReplyCancel

  • Wes Ender - Chaz! I want this! A favorite shot of yoursReplyCancel

  • Ryan Ruppe - Hey wow! I didn’t realize that was your stuff on iLife 11’s box and in the demo! Rad! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Mark Popkes - Sweet photo. I hope I’m randomly picked because this would be great above my fireplace in my living room! :)ReplyCancel

  • Church - camera up.

    Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *ReplyCancel

  • Randy - me likes and me wants!ReplyCancel

  • mark vierra - an amazing photograph and photographer. the colors pop, composition, and subject matter; simply incredible.ReplyCancel

  • Britney Dockery - Chaz I want this picture!! You do a phenomenal job of taking pictures and surviving these crazy waves! Be safe and please don’t drown :)


  • Chase - Awesome work Chaz. It was good seeing you tonight. Keep it up!!ReplyCancel

  • Nick Sickelton - Thee BEST I have ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • Eric Rubalcava - ninjy, are your finger muscles growing from all the finger usage you got going onReplyCancel

  • Ashley Wills - Love you Chaz! Go Ducks!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Wills - Love%20you%20Chaz!%20Go%20Ducks!ReplyCancel

  • D-ROB - duuuuude. why are you SO good at what you do? Awesome giveaway too man!ReplyCancel




  • Spencer Bales - XoOxo
    (big kiss, little hug, big hug, little kiss, little hug)ReplyCancel

  • Jean Rhine - Love the photo! This would go great in my home!ReplyCancel

  • Marcus Valle - This picture is awesome.

    Your work is truly amazing !!-Marcus ValleReplyCancel

  • Hannah B - Oh Chazzy, I miss you tons! Whether I win this thing or not, I would like a visit from you sometime in the near future.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth A - amazingggggg! as always.ReplyCancel

  • Mel Cohen - Awesome photo. The brother showed me a large version. Wow. Worth more than a buck and a half. If I don’t win, I am pulling one of your teeth!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brett Woodhull - Sick photo Chaz…I have a vacant wall begging for it. AND I’m actually quite interested in this printing process. Gonna go do research!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessey Selley - Great pic. :) Your pictures are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Adam Fukushima - Love your work Chaz. Hope all is well.ReplyCancel

  • Brian Feinzimer - Way to go Chaz, congrats!ReplyCancel

  • John Harrison - Wow! Those look great!! I hope to be one of the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Kelvin Lam - Sick pictures from a sick photographer. Keep up the good work bro.ReplyCancel

  • Joey Martini - Hey Chaz congrats on the iLife! Enjoying the photos:) we gotta catch up sometime.ReplyCancel

  • Steve Hubbard - I wanna win!

    Congrats on all the success Chaz, you deserve it man.ReplyCancel

  • Lucky Lam - Nice job aqua dude !ReplyCancel

  • Trina Gueck - AMAZING photo! Hope it’s not too late to enter!ReplyCancel

  • Adam - Chaz-
    as a customer named Ron said yesterday, “Oh you know Chaz? He’s a bad man.”
    I would have to agree.ReplyCancel

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