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This savage reef break in Western Australia was dubbed Cyclops by the bodyboarders who first discovered it. ‘For shooting empties it doesn’t get any better,’ says WA photographer Russell Ord, ‘but it’s a deadly place to surf. Photos don’t really portray how dangerous it is’. With a 10ft thick lip it’s one of the heaviest breaks in Australia.

Source: The Guardian, picture Google.

The Emerald Spirit

“This photograph I call ‘Emerald Spirit’ was taken on the most intimidating and most surf-heavy spot on the western coast of Ireland. Local surfer Fergal Smith was paddling and scoring a few deep tube rides inside the waves. Each time he started to paddle into the wave, I dove down underneath the water, held my breath, and waited for the moment when he would swish through a silver barrel close enough to my lens. Water visibility is always very limited in Ireland, and I was very lucky to get a shot like this.” — Nature’s Best Photographer, George Karbus

Source: Ocean Views 2012 Competition (Smithsonian)

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