After exposing multiple waves washing in, I finally got one I liked. These are always tough because as much as you try, the crashing surf needs to form that perfect shape. It’s this shape which forms the competition. The rushing surf is the first thing to catch the viewer’s eye, so if it doesn’t do it compellingly, simply, it just won’t work!
The second thing I notice is the wave curling in the distance, with a widow’s peak in between the curls, I think this is a lucky catch, and pretty cool. This photo is taken facing west from Maui, toward Moloka’i (the island in the distance).
Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
@ 24mm, f/5.6, 1/13s, ISO 50