Pushing The Envelope, Mike Brumett, Mavericks, California, USA
I let the ocean current pull me into the impact zone to get the shot. I had to dive down 30 plus feet to avoid being blown up by the massive wave. After a half a minute of being deep under water, I popped up and realized a much bigger wave was already closing out in front of me. I had enough time to get a breath of air and dive down again. The wave grabbed and dragged me to the bottom of the reef. Very lonely feeling at the bottom of the ocean.