As incongruous as it might initially seem, anyone lucky enough to have enjoyed the thrill of downhill skiing cannot deny the remarkable similarity of this surfer’s scathing cutback on a foamy face to a skier tightly clearing a gate on some well marked course.
In both, the forward leg is leading and lifting the edge. Even in his hands, one can imagine the angled poles. The high speed redirection is evidenced either by salt spray or snowy powder.
Oceans and Mountains: these venues often share the human pursuit of physical and spiritual boundaries.
photo provided by Surfing Nosara
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