Year in Sports Pictures - Out: This is one of the photos I fought for throughout the process of editing the pictures down for the the Year in Sports Pictures edit. I love how far away this guy has been flung from his surfboard and how he is being held back by that small strap. I felt it was a great moment that was frozen at the right time. But as we got down to our final round, I finally had to let it go because it just wasn't holding up to the caliber of the other pictures in our final edit.
Flyn Novak, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, takes a flying leap as he wipes out on a huge wave during the third round of the Monster Energy Pipeline Pro, at the Banzai Pipeline in Haleiwa, Hawii, on the North Shore of Oahu, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. The contest is one of the most dangerous on the surfing circuit.