When in Stavanger in August, we walked through the cemetery as I was aware there was a small area dedicated to those who gave their lives for us in combat.
Operation Freshman was launched on 20/11/1942 to attack the Vemark Power Station at Rjukan Waterfall in Telemark (Norway). The objective was to destroy the capability to produce heavy water - which could have been used by the Germans to produce nuclear weapons. The mission met with disaster when the two gliders and one of the two Halifax bombers pulling a glider crashed before reaching the target. All onboard these aircraft were killed in the crash or captured and executed by the Gestapo.
In Feb 1943, a second mission - Operation Gunnerside - led by Norwegian commandos trained by British Special Operations Executive (SOE) succeeded in destroying the production facility. Operation Gunnerside was later considered to be the most successful act of sabotage in all of World War II. #rememberenceday#lestweforget#stavanger#norway#WWII#sacrifice#nowar#lovemore#heavywater#photooftheday#worldpeace#picoftheday#operationfreshman#resistance#poppy
I️ get asked which is the heaviest big wave break now that I’ve been to most of them. Every wave offers up its own unique challenges for both the surfers, photographers and rescuers. They’re literally all so different regarding line-ups, run-offs, lighting etc. But the one thing that you can compare is the intensity of the wave. That’s one aspect I️ can say they all share equally... #peahi#wslbwt#frankquirartephotography#heavywater
What a day this was! I had my doubts that we were even going to get waves at this break. The swell was solid all over Cape Town. We got down here and it was bombing. It took me a good 20min to swim out. This was the first wave I shot, @ryanpayne83 swung and I was lucky enough to just get into a good position. Some guys would catch a wave a dissappear for like 15 min due to the fact they struggled to get back out. All in all an amazing day and good vibes. #capetown#swimming#surfphotography#surfing#surf#heavywater
Tonight, the eyes of Twig will witness things none of us would ever want to face: 60ft faces at Jaws ‼️. This picture was taken this Wednesday at Nazare after surfing and before jumping into the airplane that would take him to Maui, Hawaii.
“I rather get there the night before so I don’t feel the jetlag”, says @granttwigbaker.
Log in to @wsl tonight and watch live an event that is expected to be truly EPIC.
To all the athletes in #morituritesalutam mode, best of luck and GO HUGE.
#pukas x #twig#pukassurf#heavywater#bwt#BigWaveTour#nazaretojaws #😱