"Wave to the Past" Book cover design

I had the pleasure of designing the cover for the soon-to-be-published novel. The author provided a short plot summary and a selection of stock images and book covers that he considered to be relevant and I took it from there. 

The wave image relates to the setting of the novel and the main character's life as a surfer. The movement created by the arc of the wave and the pattern elements draws the viewer's eye to the centre and through to the scenery in the background of the image.