Learning that high winds were hitting the Brisbane coast on February 4, photographer Nienke Verhoef left college early to help her friend Ryan Parsons, a talented kitesurfer, achieve one of his long-held dreams: to jump Woody Point Jetty.
After setting up her camera on the jetty, Verhoef captured Parsons making a successful jump in spectacular fashion.
“He wanted to jump the jetty for a long time,” Verhoef told Storyful, “but we were waiting for the right amount of wind. So when we had the storm coming … I left school early and we made it work.”
An avid kitesurfer herself, Verhoef said she and Parsons were always trying new things for her to photograph. Credit: Nienke Verhoef via Storyful