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November 2013 ZOOM gallery

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Adriano De Souza, France

Photograph By Mark Welsh / www.markwelshphoto.com

"I'm not a huge fan of crowds and there was a pretty big scene at the Quik Pro in France, so I took a walk down the beach away from everyone," photographer Mark Welsh said. "Luckily, the contest was running late and as the light was becoming juicy, Adriano De Souza rode this wave out as it was breaking just off to the side of these pilings."