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South Africa Break

Corey Wilson


Behind the Shot

Corey and his crew traveled to a remote part of South Africa’s coast to surf and get some great photos. “South Africa is one of the most photogenic places I’ve ever visited. It was a real challenge to get to where we shot this photo. You drive far away from civilization, you park, and then you have to walk about a mile and a half to reach the shore.”

“I was shooting my friends in one area, but then I saw my friend Matt Wilkinson off in the distance with his hands up. I walked about a quarter-mile farther from where I’d been set up, and there saw this composition: the shore at the cove, the strong offshore winds and the huge waves with the darker mountain backdrop. It was like another planet. And there was Matt, having the time of his life in this huge surf, out there by himself living his best life.”