Benoit Bruchez

The Surfer's Challenge at Sa Mesa Longa


Captured in the waning light of late afternoon, this landscape photo showcases the unique surfing spot of Sa Mesa Longa in Sardinia, Italy. At first glance, the tranquil foreground of shallow water might deceive, but as your eyes move toward the middle of the frame, a surfer stands defiantly on a sandstone barrier some 200 to 300 meters from the shore. Beyond him, the Mediterranean Sea unfurls into tumultuous waves, challenging and inviting. The water's color deepens from a placid light blue to a dramatic dark hue, contrasting with the somewhat cloudy sky hovering above the horizon. Known for some of the Mediterranean's largest waves, Sa Mesa Longa is a surfer's paradise, and this image encapsulates that essence beautifully.


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