Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by FORD, the second stop on the 2011 ASP World Title season, will welcome the world’s best surfers this April for its incredible 50-year anniversary. As I was flicking though my photos from past events that I either went to as a spectator or as a volunteer. I came across one of Serena Brooke. It was just before the womens final in 2005. She was up against Sofia Malkovich.
If you've ever been to Bells or to any surfing comp for that matter you know how crowded it can be. Right in the moment I took this shot, Serena is just doing her thing and it looks like it could be just a stretch before going out at a secret break. In fact it's not though the only thing that gives the fact away that she is preparing for a comp at all, is the rash vest over the wetsuit.
Photographer: Nicole Tattersall