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Surf Marathon - part 2

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 12 January 2016 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Wait for me! Unequal contest with surf ski rider outnumbered by the rowers. Or he might be trying to ride in the slipstream of the boat!

On this day, dangerous surf conditions forced the boats inland to race on a 22 km course on the Wagonga Inlet at Narooma. The seven day event from Batemans Bay to Eden is the longest and toughest surfboat marathon in the world.

Due to heavy rain and storms on the coast I was lucky to get these shots on the Wagonga Inlet. The bridge I was shooting from also provided an excellent high angle. Looking back at my previous (20 part) surfboat series you can get some idea of surf conditions when the boats are launching from ocean beaches.

NIKON D750 1/2000 second F/3.5 ISO 500 50 mm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique composition. )

12 Jan 2016 7:12am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I remember your past series and enjoyed it, must have seemed very different to get this angle and see them race on calmer waters.

12 Jan 2016 8:22am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise!!

12 Jan 2016 8:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition .

12 Jan 2016 10:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice framing and i particularly like the viewpoint of yesterdays shot

12 Jan 2016 11:09am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

All in the effort !! very athletic

12 Jan 2016 11:09am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful angle..nice pattern left by the oars and the boats in the water:) Love this :)

12 Jan 2016 12:52pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Le petite et le grand quelle vue plongeante superbe
Bravo et belle soirée

12 Jan 2016 4:05pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice action shot.

12 Jan 2016 4:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

nice compo and pov ... the pink shirts are quite smashing !!!

12 Jan 2016 5:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautifully composed and POV

12 Jan 2016 6:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of these rowers in action!! Their pink tank tops stand out nicely here.

12 Jan 2016 7:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great shot with this diagonal composition. Those surfboats are pretty big vessels.

12 Jan 2016 10:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

There is no way that I would be standing up in the boat! A wonderful image of the rowers. I love the bright colors!

13 Jan 2016 1:24am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Jan 2016 2:38pm

1/2000 second
ISO 500
50 mm