14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Looking out from a sunlit wave with surfer's perspective

This image is the view a surfer sees when he is riding on a wave and inside the "barrel", "tube" or "curl" of the wave. This is the epitome of surfing. This moment happens so quickly when surfing that you never have a long enough moment to really see in detail what it is that falling water looks like as you're encapsulated in the ocean on your board. Here is the view for you to inspect and examine.

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Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Long Beach, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Matthew Clark