When ‘One More Wave’ was almost one too many for this photographer
“One more wave” are the three most dangerous words in surfing. Freely translated into any language across the world, we all understand it to mean “I’m here for at least another hour of this…” It’s hard science, a verifiable fact when it kicks in .
Sydney’s Byron McLoughlin found himself in this familiar and haunting ‘one more wave’ area on a recent trip to Indonesia and came away with a war story and some lessons that he will carry on for a very long time – thankfully still completely intact and without losing the camera he thought he had to part with more than once throughout the story.
It was the young photographer’s first trip abroad and he identified Padang Padang for a handful of strategic and creative reasons: the beautiful natural landscape and unmistakable cliffs, the positioning of the wave with the sun and the handful of shots in backlight that it would provide.