This week’s “How I got the shot” takes us to a village on the southwest coast of Tahiti where photographer Zak Noyle immortalizes the famously heavy wave Teahupoo.

Surfer Christian Redongo surfing Teahupoo; photo courtesy of Zak Noyle

Surfer Christian Redongo surfing Teahupoo; photo courtesy of Zak Noyle

Name: Zak Noyle
Age: 28
Hometown: Honolulu
Bio: Born and raised in Hawaii, Noyle grew up spending time around the ocean. He credits himself as lucky to have the opportunity to travel all over the world for his job, meeting wonderful people, and experiencing wonderful places.
Who: Christian Redongo
Where: Teahupoo, Tahiti
Why: I went on a surf trip with some friends to Tahiti, to find giant barrels.
What the image was shot with: SPL water housing, Canon MarkIV, and fisheye lens
Magazine affiliation: Surfer magazine
Sponsors: RVCA, DaFin, SPL Waterhousings, Watershot, and Waiola
Web: www.zaknoyle.com
Instagram: @zakNoyle
Twitter: @zakNoyle

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