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January 27, 2010

World Junior Championships

Filed under: Piha — paul @ 7:05 am
Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

A picture from the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Piha. Taken on Monday. Unfortunately I don’t know the name or nationality of the surfer, would love to credit the performance. (Of course, he is the “white surfer” – they always competed three at a time: one white, one yellow, one red.)

When I wrote this last night, I also emailed Pablo Zanocchi, Media Manager, ISA, who promptly supplied the information next morning: “Thats Dane Staples from South Africa!!!”

Much obliged, thanks!


  1. That’s a great sport action photo. You could send an email to ISA, I’m sure they could help you. I took some photos at an event last year and was able to identify most of the athletes that way.

    Comment by Steffe — January 27, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  2. Aha! I knew you’d come through. Terrific action shot…great colors and I love the water spraying all over the place!

    Comment by Jacob — January 27, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

  3. Thanks Steffe, that’s exactly what I did, and as you see, I got the answer. Thanks for all comments!

    Comment by paul — January 27, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

  4. Awesome action shot of Mr. surfer dude!

    Comment by leif Hagen — January 27, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

  5. gotta admire those who can do clever things like surf!

    Comment by Amy — January 27, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

  6. This is a fabulous shot! Congratulations!

    Comment by Lachezar — February 1, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

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