Photo of the Year Winner | SURFER Magazine


More than 13,000 votes were cast during Surfer Magazine’s 2011 Photo of the Year contest, and Oahu’s Zak Noyle ( came out on top.

“Zak captured a rare moment at Teahupoo through his fisheye lens, combining barrels, blue water, sunlit mountains and a full freaking rainbow that seems too good to be true. With Christian Redongo as his alibi, voters found Zak to be fully deserving of this honor.”

Zak Noyle’s first person views of Jaws, tweeted live from the water:

Read more of an interview with Zak here.

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