Stephanie Gilmour Ripping A Reo
This shot was taken during the Women’s Final of the “Hunter Ports Women’s Classic” (ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series) at Surfest 2014 which was held at Merewether, in New South Wales, Australia.
Stephanie Gilmour is an awesomely talented and accomplished surfer and the fact that she is female doesn’t matter at all. Excellent, powerful, stylish and in-control surfing is to be applauded no matter who is doing it – anywhere in the world! Stephanie is doing a front side re-entry (nick-named a “reo”) in the first shot and she has put her arm in the face of the wave to “lay back” into it while turning back down the wave. In the second shot she has buried the nose – displaying how much power she is putting into the turn. I’m pretty sure that she managed to lift the nose out from under the water (by pushing down really hard on your back foot that’s on the tail of the surfboard) and keep riding this wave – but concentrating on taking photos can make everything seem like a bit of a blur in your mind, so you “miss” the action while you are actually capturing it forever as a static image. Which is quite a weird feeling that all photographers experience! :-))
Besides being a Champion Surfer, Stephanie is also a very attractive woman – gorgeous, actually (with a very pretty smile and a great personality). Pure & simple! :-))
Unfortunately, Stephanie didn’t win the “Hunter Ports Women’s Classic”. Malia Manuel from Hawaii surfed strongly and grabbed the title.
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The Tropical Zone – Wednesday 19/03/2014
A two shot original digital photographic sequence captured with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
Exposure time: 1/2000 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -0.7 step
Focal length: 250 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]