It is rare you get the opportunity to shoot from a cliff directly above a surf break, es-pecially from a height of around 200 meters. This is looking back towards the town of Nazare, an area which is more well known for the gigantic peaks on the other side of the headland that are frequently in contention for the biggest wave of the year awards.
Shooting from above gives a unique perspective of being able to see the distance covered when performing these aerial maneuvers. From when Pierre Louis-Costes hits the lip, to where he is eyeing off his landing spot, you can see he has covered a lot of ground.
It also offers a detailed angle of the contorted positions bodyboarders must place on their bodies in order to execute these moves. Pierre is a finely tuned athlete, but even still I remember watching this all unfold and thinking he might have put himself in an awkward position when he landed.