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Surfboat Marathon - part 6

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 26 January 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Launch time - timing is vital in getting out through the surge and backwash of the shore break.

Happy Australia Day!

NIKON D5000 1/640 second F/10.0 ISO 400 11 mm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cette fois-ci le départ pas faicle de rentrer dans l'eau superbe scène et captage.
Très belle journée

26 Jan 2012 5:17am

myky from Ontario, Canada

Great action capture of this team effort!

26 Jan 2012 6:02am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another nice shot in this series

26 Jan 2012 8:07am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Wish you a Happy Australia Day!!! Have a great party!

26 Jan 2012 8:17am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Definitely captures the excitement of the moment as all hands rush to sweep the boat onto the water.

26 Jan 2012 8:24am

tataray from france, France

Pas facile de monter à bord...
Un moment superbe )

26 Jan 2012 8:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Here, we choose a little guy to be the cox . . !

26 Jan 2012 8:43am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice ...
Interesting colors ....
Roaring seas ...

26 Jan 2012 8:54am

Rafael from Talavera de la reina, Spain

Waah! A very good image, everybody ready to going into the sea and enjoy...!! I like it!

26 Jan 2012 8:54am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Certains ont du être mouillés ... Je te souhaite une agréable journée

26 Jan 2012 8:56am

fereshteh. from Iran

Amazing colors , sky...Like it.

26 Jan 2012 9:05am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Let's go ! Colorful shot , Phil

26 Jan 2012 9:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

And here we go !!!!!! Row will have to pass the waves. Good day.

26 Jan 2012 9:39am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great moment ! Beautiful photo ! I like your composiiton !

26 Jan 2012 9:44am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful colours, great action

26 Jan 2012 10:13am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot loads of action. Looks like it's just as much a challenge launching these boats as the competition itself !

26 Jan 2012 10:27am

Sterre from Netherlands

Finally in the water,would like to go with them.
Perfect action picture.

26 Jan 2012 10:56am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Waterways the boat's mind. That is certainly a wonderful experience in athletic people. Good luck.

26 Jan 2012 11:41am


well done :)
nice shot

26 Jan 2012 11:57am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super action shot Stephen! I am sure this is much harder than it looks! ;-)

26 Jan 2012 12:26pm


cool action*

26 Jan 2012 12:27pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

brrrr, water looks cold...

Happy Australia Day

26 Jan 2012 12:39pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Oh yes, Happy Aussie Day!
Scotland is trying to break free from England.

I hope I will live to see their Scotland Day one day. ;)

26 Jan 2012 12:44pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of the excitement of the moment. Wonderful and very dynamic action shot.
Happy Australia Day. All the best, Stephen. :)

26 Jan 2012 1:05pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

oh, they still suffering here ;) hopefully , now they are ready ! let's move !

26 Jan 2012 1:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This really does show the urgency and teamwork involved - a fantastic action shot, Stephen..well done !

26 Jan 2012 1:56pm

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

Happy Australia Day .......and nice job !

26 Jan 2012 2:00pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great action captured. And an excellent frame too.

26 Jan 2012 3:17pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


26 Jan 2012 3:44pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle scène sportive, bien captée !

26 Jan 2012 4:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome action scene ... All pushing the boat against a stormy sea ... I like! Best regards, Adela

26 Jan 2012 4:44pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a decisive moment, excellently captured! i love the diagonal formed by the boat as well as the wave rushing in and the ominous sky!

26 Jan 2012 4:49pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

enfin le depart, une tres belle photo

26 Jan 2012 4:55pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice shot too

26 Jan 2012 4:55pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gutes Sportfoto. Schönes Licht und Farben.

26 Jan 2012 4:57pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Superb ! They are all in the mood of tension and excitement !

26 Jan 2012 5:26pm

Jany from COMPIEGNE, France

Superbe tout simplement...Bonne soirée.

26 Jan 2012 6:08pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

This photo is absolutely one of the best I have seen of a boat launch, all the people
scurrying to get their motions precise, the heavy action and motion, and the colour
all contribute to a magnificent photo, Stephen !~

26 Jan 2012 6:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Perfectly composed showing this launching. I love the colors, particularly with the slight reveal of the beautiful aqua color of the water.

26 Jan 2012 6:59pm

philippe from moselle, France

le moment décisif de se jeter à l"eau, pas toujours facile !!!

26 Jan 2012 8:02pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really an interesting report

26 Jan 2012 8:19pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic action shot and team work, well seen and captured!

26 Jan 2012 9:53pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb sport shot.

26 Jan 2012 10:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


26 Jan 2012 11:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Just getting going is an ordeal. Cool shot.

26 Jan 2012 11:19pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent and rich in colors! Superb clarity! Two thumbs up!

26 Jan 2012 11:33pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent action and postures. I love this series. The image quality is top notch.

26 Jan 2012 11:44pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Excellent....we're gettin' into the rough stuff now, whooppeee ! A strong pic, stephen; I particularly enjoy the real sensation of the rushing water seen swirling around their feet, and that girl just making it into the boat. LOL. It's amazing they all fit into such a skinny boat! 4stars. :OD

27 Jan 2012 2:19am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great action shot and I especially like the roughness of the see and the great colors!

27 Jan 2012 4:08am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Happy Australia day to you too.....hope you had a fun day.

27 Jan 2012 4:59am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful...yellow is really Popping out.

27 Jan 2012 7:06am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Beautiful and interesting serie Stephen !!!

28 Jan 2012 8:55am

1/640 second
ISO 400
11 mm