1. Duplicate layer - overlay soft light 80% opacity
2. Dodge highlights 2%
3. Burn darks 2%
4. Gaussian blur skin area (.8 pixels)
5. combine all layers
6. Duplicate layer and apply diffused glow (glow 3 and clear 8) Apply at 45% opacity
7. Enrlarge canvass to the left and fill blank space
8. Re-crop and save
I think this was about all I did. Took less than 10 minutes.
Hope you like the outcome - let me know.
Just an idea from your raw image. Here in Florida we rarely think of our U K brothers riding the surf in such extreme conditions. When there is a will there is a way. Thanks for giving me the chance to play.