This is not surfing on a glorious summer day. This is surfing in the dead of winter in Manu Bay, just outside of Raglan, New Zealand. The water temperature is about 13C (55F), which is too bloody cold to swim in. And why all surfers were wearing wetsuits. But most of them had their feet and hands and heads exposed.
This young man had quite a ride before this spectacular fall. I took this shot at a competition and he was in the 16-18 year old category. I bet he gets a lot of chicks.