Australian Surfer Rides Barrel Wave as Sun Sets

Don’t hate him because he’s beautiful. Looking for all the world like a painting on the side of a 1970s van, surfer Josiah Schmucker rode a picture-perfect barrel wave as the sun set in sherbet hues in the Great Australian Bight on September 11.

Jeff Schmucker, Josiah’s father, who recorded the video from a jet ski, told Storyful that he and his son were out “alone in the dark with great white sharks” when the footage was recorded.

Josiah Schmucker is a competitive surfer who has participated in The Fantastic Noodles Intense Wave Invitational and the World Surf League. His father is also a surfing enthusiast. Credit: Jeff Schmucker via Storyful