Gnarly water photographer Daniel Russo swam out through 10-foot Puerto Escondido closeout sets during the first swell of the year. He got some great photos of Reef McIntosh, Derek Dunfee, Tom Dosland, and me.
There were six of us surfing and we all got caught by a huge set. It washed all of us all the way to the beach with broken boards. It was a serious Mexican beatdown.
These photos were used all over the web for both advertising and editorial spreads.