Author(s): Sean Doherty
THE MOMENT: A surfer's life is spent chasing them. That magic second when all the elements align. It could be inside a crystal blue barrel wrapping around a palm-fringed Indonesian island. It could be perched in the lip of a 15-foot Pipeline widowmaker. It could be as your feet touch the sand for the first time as the new world surfing champion. It could be when you are the first person to come across a mind-numbing human tragedy. It could be, simply, staring out over an empty pointbreak at dawn and realising you're the only human being within 30 miles. THE MOMENT is where the great surfing photo and the classic surf story meet. With some of the world's best surf photographers' most pivotal and interesting work showcased, THE MOMENT will dive into the photos and tell the story behind them. First published November 2008.