You are very welome.Look forward to your chapters. Is Manual exposure, 1/1,250 sec, f/9, ISO 320 your typical set up for the surfers?
No, my basic formula is something like this: 1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200. This is all dependent upon the lighting conditions of course. If it's really bright out the formula might be something like this: 1/1250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100.
If it's really dark out the formula might be something like this: 1/800 sec, f/4.5, ISO 640, but I prefer to not shoot at less than 1/1000 of a second to freeze the action.