Void Wetsuits loved this shot so much, they used it as an ad in Riptide #176. The reason I love the shot, is that on this day, up until this point, I was so worried about stuffing up photos of some of the most intense surfing I have ever seen, that I was stressed beyond belief. But this simple gesture from Ryan as he paddle back out over the shoulder reminded me why we go on trips like this. Sure you have to get the job done, but if you're not enjoying yourself, it's not worth doing. Turns out this was my most successful shoot, EVER!