Just over a week ago, Wellington bore the brunt of yet another southerly blast which brought lower temperatures to the New Zealand capital and massive ocean swells. I love days like that as I know Cook Strait will come to life in a dramatic way. One early afternoon, I spotted two surfers walking along the shore, at the southern end of Lyall Bay. They slowly started paddling against the current, eventually reaching an area where impressive waves would break. After a 45 minutes wait, the right wave, the perfect light and a lone surfer conjured up a spectacular scene of courage and raw power. Digital pigment prints of this picture are available here.