Ultimately the comp turned into a straight shootout between the winner and this from Josh McFarlane. An image Uge Tan loved. He said of this shot, "This pic is jaw dropping - I've sent it on to mates. It's shot well, sharp, good colours. The barrel shape and size is truly incredible. Far out… that is a lot of water moving. I am so bummed I didn't take this photo!"
If it was a comp for the raddest most incredibly moving barrel shot, then this would be the one.
We deliberately never restricted the comp to mainland Aus, calling it the Tasman Shootout as Fiji was always in the firing line. We knew from two weeks out that it should do something like this and so it came to pass. Resulting in one of the largest big wave scrum-downs in recent memory.
We're not sure how much use an Agent 18 wetsuit will be in Fiji but we'll be packaging it up and sending, though probably with some boardies in there too.