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Gorgeous surf photos will transport you to the ocean

Surfers ride a huge wave

Photo: Zak Noyle

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The ocean as home

"I have had many close calls — being swept out to sea or dragged across the reef. I definitely get shaken up a bit — when being caught inside at a wave, such as pipe, and pounded around. But I get right back out there as it is my place and where I love being at," says Noyle.