Jeff Rowley releases big wave surfing photographs

July 22, 2012 | Surfing
Jeff Rowley: fearless Australian big wave surfer

Jeff Rowley, the fearless Australian big wave surfers, has collaborated with surf photographers around the world to launch his collection of limited edition surfing photographs.

Rowley has named the collection of his surfing photographs as "The Moment", based on his most significant surfing moments shaping his life.

The surfer has hand selected each unique photograph taken in some of the most challenging environments, by the best surf photographers in the world including Tim Mckenna and Stuart Gibson.

The first two photographs in Rowley’s "The Moment" collection include surfing Cloudbreak in Fiji during what was dubbed 'swell of the decade' in July 2011, and charging massive Teahupoo in Tahiti, one of the most dangerous and shallow reef breaks in the world.

"Each photo represents a moment in time where everything in my life changed, where the impossible became possible – and everyone has a moment like that in their life", says Jeff Rowley.

Even though these prints make eye catching wall art, Rowley believes "these photographs are about the moments that change your life and define who you are".

"For me, the moment on these waves was like conquering Everest – I believe everyone has their own Everest they conquer in life. Life is not about the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away".

Rowley is is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the prints to Australian Children's Charity, Cottage by the Sea, who each year provides short-term beachside holidays and respite care for more than 900 children and families in need.