I flew into a very grey and wet Coolangatta for the World Surf League Challenger Series Gold Coast Pro at Snapper Rocks.
I arrived on Day 3 of the event less than 2 hours before Kelly Slater was about to compete in his 2nd and last formal heat of the event. He wore the green top in that heat and just before sunset on Day 4 he wore the white top in the Legends Heat.
Bettylou Sakura Johnson at the Gold Coast Pro, Snapper Rocks, May 2022. Experimenting with long exposures to capture the motion of the athletes and ocean.