En Fuego was taken on a strong Santa Ana day in Southern California's Imperial Beach. When I arrived in the morning the waves were rather small and the wind was gusting over twenty-five miles per hour. I decided to wait for the tide change in hopes the waves would show a bit more sign of life. About an hour later the swell really started filtering in, as did the wind. Now blowing at a steady thirty miles per hour with stronger gust, I shot a series of lineups literally two miles from the Tijuana bullring. A fire had broke out in the hills above the bullring and was spreading fast, as is common with this type of dry forceful wind. As the smoke from the fire filled the sky, I captured this final image of a perfectly groomed empty left hander marching to shore.