Internationally renowned and award winning photographer Fred Pompermayer has for more than a decade been dedicated to shooting Big Wave Surfing and Adventure sports.
His photos have appeared on renowned magazine covers, in books and advertising worldwide.
He has been nominated for several XXL Big Wave Awards capturing the best photo title a few times -- Monster Paddle Award in 2009 & 2010 the Pacific Tube Award in 2013, Biggest Paddle category in 2015 and Biggest Paddle category in 2017.
Always seeking unique and exciting challenges, Fred has expanded his creativity to include Extreme Action Sports – base-jumping; wingsuit diving; mountain climbing and biking; kayaking and skateboarding. Last year, Fred was invited to become a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team.
With a degree in architecture, Fred made a career decision early on to pursue his love of surfing and photography instead of sitting at a desk. Fred takes a hands-on approach: customizing and building water housings for his cameras and flashes; and innovating with new technologies to bring his vision alive. Working with companies such as PocketWizard, Suunto and DJI, the world’s leader in development of camera drones.
Fred’s photos have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide. He has landed on the cover of some of the world’s most prestigious surfing magazines and appears in several books. His clients include Oakley, Quiksilver, Red Bull, Patagonia, Oneil, Dakine, Billabong, Reef, Volcom, Fox, Xcel, HB, SanDisk, Suunto, Mitsubishi and others.
He is based in Los Angeles which allows him easy access for last-minute travel to all parts of the globe.