Cover Shot: Owen Wright And Corey Wilson

Every month we release a magazine. Have you caught on yet? Well, if you’re at all familiar, on the front page of each of these magazines is what we deem as the most brilliant, progressive, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring image that graced our pupils over the course of the production period for that given issue. This month’s magazine, Issue 9, 2015, we revealed the above image of Owen Wright somewhere in Australia as shot by Corey Wilson – the photo tickled our fancies to the point of near urination. So it only seemed fit that we give you more of a back-story behind the image, providing insight as to what went into making this magnificent page-one print. SURFING staff photographer Corey Wilson elaborates on the shot and all those tiny moving parts that fell so pleasantly into place.

“This is my favorite cover so far.” Said Corey, “There have only been a couple times while shooting where I have actually screamed at the top of my lungs from excitement. After this wave went by, I remember screaming underwater until I came up out the back of the wave.”

The Formula
Shot By: Corey Wilson
Camera Body: Nikon D4
Lens: Nikkor Zoom lens – 24 mm – 70 mm – F/2.8
Aperture: 6.3
Shutter 2500th of a second
Setting: Aperture Priority
Waterhousing: SPL Waterhousings
Wetsuit: Rip Curl 3/2 E bomb
Swinfin: Da Fin