Taking photos in heavy surf does not come without consequence. During last week’s swell I found myself caught inside at The Wedge on the largest set of the day. This photo was taken from Slide 34 of Surfline's swell feature. It shows me on the lower left with a +15 foot wave about to detonate on my head. At the same time I had to dodge the falling surfboard from Spencer Pirdy who didn’t make the drop. I was thrown down to the sand and turned upside down a couple times, but surfaced shortly thereafter and luckily the next wave behind it wasn’t as big. All in a day’s work trying to get the best photos possible!