This piece is an elusive portrait of the world famous "Chopes" wave. On August 27, 2011, the Tahitian Coast Guard and French Navy called an evacuation CODE RED to keep everyone on shore and out of the water. Pro surfers and surf enthusiasts alike gathered for this record-breaking event and risked their lives riding and photographing this illustrious wave. Shot from an inflatable dinghy in the channel.
Canon EOS-1D Mark II EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM SS | 1/1600sec f/5.0 ISO | 125