Wallpaper No. 220

Damien Martin about to step over the edge.

What do you think is going through Damien Martin’s mind as he eyes off the impending sinkhole before him? Photographer Rod Owen tells us Damo had been unluckily picking off all the dry closeout waves during this session at an infamous spot in, ahem, Madagascar, before this motherless beast came through. “It looked like Shark Island reversed watching it through the camera!” Rod exclaims, noting the “crazy steps” that none of its brothers and sisters contained during the rest of the session. What happened next? Damien managed to negotiate the step like a boss, proof that persistence pays off and that, ahem, Madagascar has some pretty nice waves.

Photo By Rod Owen. As seen in Issue #197