© 2016 Robert OToole | Jamie Mitchell surrounded by an explosion of water. Sigma 150-600 sports lens, 1/1600 s. f/8 at 450mm, ISO 320, manual mode, Nikon D810. The low afternoon light really brings out the great detail in the whitewater. Once the rider makes the drop down the face of the wave the lip of the wave will break and create an explosion of whitewater. If the surfer doesn’t time it right the explosion will launch the rider and board into the air.