"Everyone else was watching the surfers out at sea but then I noticed this guy running. He was late for his heat. I could tell that he was anxious so I focused my camera on him. Before anyone knew it he ran and jumped off the cliff."
On Facebook, Hughes said it's a nice shot, but was really no big deal:
"[A]nyone who's ever surfed Steamers knows it isn't unusual to see someone jump from this point. He timed it perfectly and landed behind the whitewater and paddled out."