Mitch Crews is a highly regarded Gold Coast surfer. I took these shots of him practising for the Australian Open of Surfing. He surfs with immense power as can be seen by some of the air he gets. Mitch’s story of living with Ankylosing Spondylitis is fascinating and inspiring. Four years ago, as a 19yo, he was almost crippled with the pain of this severe early onset arthritis. But thanks to his participation in a drug trial he is back and in form.