I’m happy to share the opening spread to the article I wrote and photographed in this month’s Eastern Surf Magazine. I also shot a short clip while in Tahiti which can be seen here (turn HD on): http://vimeo.com/47668459
The underwater world of the South Pacific amazes. Fluorescent colored fish dart over the hard, sharp coral. Long period swells here seem to move the entire ocean. The sea taps the reef, the exploding sound of the lip cracking; the impact zone comprised of turbulent whitewater. This wave is an anomaly. Cobalt blue water as clear as air stretches into the deep. The crip green mountains provide a natural arena and serve as the most majestic sight imaginable. This composition, your view looking out as the tube’s margin flares. Front lit, colorful and barreling. An obvious facade for the true nature of this unforgiving, backless grower of a slab.