Day 2 of cyclone Irina’s thrashing of the east coast of South Africa was a gray, rainy, miserable affair, unless of course you’re a big wave surfer and you get your kicks from taming growling waves that crash around you.
March 4, 2011 – day 2. Cyclone Irina hits the east coast of South Africa
Led by Jason Ribbink who pioneered tow-in-big-wave surfing in South Africa brave souls milked the waves for everything on offer. It was an adrenalin-filled morning of multiple sets, quick thinking jet ski tow-in specialists and scything surfing.
Difficult to photograph because of the rain and the lack of light, it has to rate as one of the more exciting morning’s photography I had the good fortune to experience.
Enjoy the images.