I shot this on the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise on Christmas day 2012.
Shot at 240fps on the Nikon AW100 waterproof camera.
Instead of diving under the waves as the locals do - I was determined to capture as perfect a wave as possible.
Bad idea ...........

After the wave hit I looked around ......I still had both arms and legs intact................ But no camera..............

My first experience of the strong currents in Australia, around five times stronger than anything Ive experienced in the UK.........................

2mins 23 long .......... Audio after 34 seconds

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