The winner of the JBay Winterfest Photo Competition presented by Arbor and Core Surf Skate Shop is @dtlphotography.
This classic JBay winter sunrise shot with a couple of surfers who have made the pilgrimage to come and watch their heroes compete at the JBay Open and sneak a dawn patrol at the same time.
You will never play tennis with Roger Federer, or golf with Tiger Woods, but you can share waves with Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina and Mick Fanning, which is a unique aspect about surfing.
The JBay Winterfest photo competition ran from 8 – 19 July and was open to professional and amateur photographers alike.
Technically, the judges liked the strength of the silhouette in the winning photo (i.e. how dark the shadows are) – in this day and age of HDR, too many people would have filled in those shadows.
We looking forward to 2016 JBay Winterfest, presented by Woodlands Dairy, while we will never forget this year’s edition with Mick Fanning surviving what could have been a very serious shark attack during the final of the JBay Open.