Photographer's Note

This was chosen as one of the top 30 photographs of 2010 by SURFER Magazine. I was shooting a surfing competition at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California. I noticed this surfer running along Lighthouse Point where they usually make a 10 foot jump off the tip when there's a lull in the swells. Since he was late for his heat, he needed to get into the water as soon as he could to make the start. He timed his leap perfectly and made this 35 foot jump just behind the turbulence and paddled out to join the competition.

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