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World Junior Championships

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. Steffe

    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.

  2. Jacob

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

  3. paul

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

  4. leif Hagen

    Awesome action shot of Mr. surfer dude!

  5. Amy

    gotta admire those who can do clever things like surf!

  6. Lachezar

    This is a fabulous shot! Congratulations!

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