GAPS SABUERO : SURF / UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER

REDBULL ILLUME 2016 IMAGE QUEST FINALIST PART OF THE TOP 55 ACTION SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD, TOP 5 IN MASTERPIECE CATEGORY

SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017 NATIONAL WINNER

SURF/UNDERWATER CINEMATOGRAPHER FOR AWARD WINNING FILM “SIARGAO THE MOVIE” DIRECTED BY PAUL SORIANO 

I’ve never been to Indo, Tahiti,  Aus or Hawaii, 

nor have i slid, swam and took pictures of 20 foot slabs,

big waves and those barrelling beach breaks in France. 

What I call home though is what people who’ve been there don’t have.

Siargao, everything I could hope for I have here,

Perfect warm water tubes and the ocean’s abundance is just near

The pacific has taught me so much,

In return i show my gratitude by strengthening my being

so I can make people feel the ocean’s glory thru my still and moving imagery

This craft I consider a sword I will never stop to sharpen

has given me the most amazing experiences by far

With it, i have been making imagery for publications, 

product lines to airline companies

and film for commercial advertising to full length movies

I am blessed despite challenges 

being an surf/underwater filmmaker/photographer in a third world country, 

swimming against rivers of currents and taking heavy pacific water in the head,

so far, I have managed putting food in my table

I have survived and lived a fulfilling life at the same time

I owe the ocean and Siargao Island everything I am

that’s why nothing beats fulfilment in doing it for them

I know the world is wide and there’s also  lots of waves around to score

Maybe soon I’ll be in Indo, Tahiti, Aus and Hawaii to explore