In this episode, Ruttkay speaks with legendary big wave surfer and photographer Dougal Paterson from Cape Town, South Africa. Growing up inland, hundreds of kilometers from the ocean, Paterson fostered a love for the sea at an early age that drove his spirit and body to the coast as a young man. Over time and struggle, he became one of the world's best big wave surfers. In this podcast, Paterson describes the path he took, the aesthetic of the best waves he has taken, and the places where they break. Paterson also sheds light on his three-decade career as a product photographer for some of the world's top brands such as Adidas, Levi’s, Audi, Puma, WSL, and Emirates Air just to name a few. Join us now for this deeply intense and inspiring conversation.