Diah


This is young Diah diving under a wave in Seminyak, Bali. She is the cousin of Dedik and Deduk who run double d surf school on 66 beach. They taught her how to surf a few years ago. I remember seeing them push her into waves on a longboard, and I remember her big smile . Over the last year she's been one of the top ranked female surfers in Indonesia.

When my brother and I were growing up, we pitched in together to buy a Wayne Levin book called Through a Liquid Mirror, which has just about the most stunning underwater photography imaginable. His shots of Hawaiian body surfers are timeless and look like men flying through clouds. That was definitely some of the inspiration for these shots.