14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A surfer drops into a New Jersey mid-winter wave

Covered in neoprene, this surfer drops into a cavernous wave off the New Jersey coastline. His wetsuit weighs him down and the wave pitches him into the air as he focuses on making the drop to avoid a brutal beating beneath the surface in the Atlantic's freezing winter temperatures.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Matthew Clark