I forgot my point and shoot at home in Torquay, my first stop was Berlin before we hit the coast and was lucky enough to get a Yashica J2 at a flea market for $20.
Humans have always experienced an intense relationship with the sea. I believe that pouring feelings into the salty water and let them be washed by it, is an ancient practice. It always helps me to heal, to connect, to keep in balance.
During an ocean swim, I found myself caught in a flash rip. They don’t usually last long, but they create a vortex that keeps you trapped until the ocean is ready to release you.
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2019 Photo Comp Winner: Meet the winner of the 'Rip Curl' SURF category - Kane Brown. Residing in the paradise that is the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Kane has been a regular contributor to Surf Visuals over the years. Every time we see his work, we feel like Api after being spat out of a tube at Cloudbreak (refer to his winning image). We're stoked to have him as one of our 2019 winners, and can't wait to see what's in store for 2020 and beyond.
2019 PHOTO COMP WINNER: Meet the winner of the Eat Your Water 'LIFESTYLE' category - Dom Stuart. Originally from the East Coast of England, Dom is never without a camera in hand. After falling in love with Australia and surf culture during his travels in 2014, he moved his life over to the Sunny Coast of Aus - and who can blame him? He's a huge talent and an absolute frother with a great take on life. If you're keen on reading up on the 'Big Wednesday' mega swell that hit Uluwatu - this interview is for you.
2019 PHOTO COMP WINNER: Meet the winner of the Gage Roads Brewing Co 'TRAVEL' category - Ben Osborne. Reigning from the Sunny Coast in Aus, Ben is a talented freelance photographer who's career has seen him travel the world. His style is unique and so diverse, shooting digital and now exploring the world of film - we can't wait to see what the future holds for Ben, and more specifically, what gold is yet to be uncovered in his draw full of undeveloped rolls.