Rivers can be difficult or easy to access. Full time kayakers learn early to handle film and stills cameras to capture moments for memory and to bring back to thew whitewater audience. In 2021, the Zambezi River was flowing higher than normal for that time of year. One of the more spectacular rapids, #9, provided a massive feature to surf and launch into the air from. Pictured here is Dane Jackson playing on one of the rowdier river waves surfed to date.
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.