Wipeout in Breaker Bay, Wellington

While waiting for a portrait shoot for the winners of the Dowse Art Gallery competition, I noticed a couple of guys trying their luck surfing Breaker Bay. Its a break that is unforgiving and super shallow. The guys managed a couple of waves, then started to get tired and fall off on a few. They seemed to be in the wrong spot to take off each time. In the wave prior to this one, the guy was thrown into the air above dry reef, luckily making it out without getting hurt. In this shot, the guy was too late, but went anyway. Here he is going over the falls…

wipe out photo in Breaker Bay

Pondering his decisions leading up to this moment at Breaker Bay on 3 September, 2011.

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