Incredible Waves, Orca’s new book of photos of the world’s most awesome waves, goes on sale in Australia today. The 144-page hardback is a collection of the best recent work by 28 top surf photographers including Clark Little, Brian Bielmann, Chris Burkard, Russell Ord, Mickey Smith, Jeff Flindt, Ray Collins, Laurent Pujol, Tim McKenna and Andrew Shield. Among the most spectacular shots are images of big-wave break Pipeline, Cloudbreak, The Right, Shipstern’s Bluff and Teahupoo – waves which are as dangerous as they are enticing, for both photographers and surfers.
The photos are accompanied by essays, insights from pro surfers, plus a discussion about current trends in surf photography.
Readers interested in improving their own photographic skills will benefit from the technique sections at the back of the book which offer tips and advice for getting better shots. Lineup shots, telephoto shots and water shots are all covered, along with tips for getting the best from miniature POV cameras such as the GoPro.
Incredible Waves is available from Booktopia, Bookworld, Angus & Robertson, The Nile, other booksellers and surf shops, price $34.95 AUD (£24.99).