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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Oceans
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Keywords:DeSoto, Photographer, Supertudes, Thomas, ocean, waves
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Date modified12-Aug-03 14:53
"Supertudes" Photographed by Thomas DeSoto

"Supertudes" Photographed by Thomas DeSoto

In 1991, I was hired by Rip Curl wetsuits to film three time World Surfing Champion Tom Curren to search the world for the perfect wave. Our first stop was "Jefferey's Bay" South Africa. This section of wave shown here is called "Supertubes" located in Jefferey's Bay which picks up huge large swells coming from the southern Antarctic sea. The offshore winds where extremely strong and lasted all day. Surfers from around the world would come here to test their skills, but getting passed the shallow reef is perhaps their biggest challenge of all. Many top professional Surfers have got eaten up just paddling out through the dangerous shore break of J Bay. The beauty of South Africa and it's rich wildlife environment is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. I have so many wonderful stories to tell and so many unbelievable memories to share. I met so many wonderful people and miss them all so much. It's a good thing I stuffed my still camera inside my cinematography camera case because no one would have ever believe me otherwise. Thomas DeSoto Director of Photography.