Photographer's Note

Most beaches on East Java's south coast are widely exposed to open Indian Ocean, unshelted by any off shore island with strong wind and crashing surf is common. Puger beach, some 30km south of Jember town is an example of an unfriendly windy beach proned to sea erosion with the coastal line contantly changes under this hostile condition. There is a fishing village nearby about half a kilometer inland, whose traditional fishermen solely rely on their livelihood by fishing and a small river is their only lifeline connecting to the open sea. A breakwater was erected extending to about 1 km seaward from the coastline to protect the river estuary from further erosion as well as to provide shelter from strong wind and wave. Incidentally this breakwater is also a heaven, a popular spot to some, anglers would throng here daily braving the gust of wind and wave for obvious reason.

Using 300mm long lens, tripod and wind breaker, this shot was taken as the sun was setting, of a very dedicated angler fishing off the breakwater edge about half a kilometer from the coastline.

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