The Second Wave

It is 2020, the second wave of the pandemic has arrived in Donegal, which is in the North-West of Ireland. Lockdown is back. Surfers know how to take a wave, they seek them. They seem endlessly resilient to me, forever getting back up and trying and I admire that.
Storms are plentiful here and after storm Lorenzo I was drawn to the shore to watch the waves rolling in. Big wave surfers were already there. Seeing their love for the sea and their smile made me lift my camera to capture it. I felt it was time to catch a smile and pass it on. There is no shorter distance between two people than a smile. And a surfer’s smile is infectious.