Ooooowweeeeeee, Monday May 13, and Tuesday 14, were another wild coupla days in the history of Teahupoo. The first major swell of the season is always heavily chased (and documented), and the last two days saw the world’s best big wave gents do their thing in the biggest swell since Code Red back in August 2012. Mark Healey ruled (check his wild paddlers in here) and Koa Rothman and Raimana Van Bastolaer rode the biggest waves of the first day. Also featured here is Mikey Wright, Pete Mel, Kealli Mamalli, Landon McNamara (yup, son of Liam), Alain Riou, Wade Goodall, Laurie Towner and more.
And below, the footage from yesterday and the day before. Who doesn’t love a hasty turnaround? Bravo, Quiksilver.
It is always a pleasant start to the day when waves are ridden well. Sometimes, you, yourself, don’t get waves – but you watch others ride and you can imagine you are them. We believe that that is almost as good a feeling as surfing yourself. Such transportation and creativity! Such mental strength and desire!! We have got two clips for you today, all very good, all capable of moving you to a place you’d much rather be. Disappear from the bland, and reappear in the grand! Watch and listen!
Noa Deane’s surfing is reminiscent of a lot of things, but somehow very unique as well (which is a little rare these days – such interpretation and invention!). These clips are from a “I wouldn’t go out” session at D’bah, where Noa lives, before he headed to the US of A for a stint. Windblown chop to some, a skatepark to others. Noa finds the latter. If you wanna, check out his site, here.
This here clip is a who’s who of Euro stars, old and young - Benjamin Sanchis, Dimitri Ouvré, Ramzi Boukhiam, Alain Riou, Marc Lacomare, and Patrick Beven. And, they score cooking waves in the Mentawais! So ah, *insert appropriate name here*, how would you feel about a tropical boat cruise this August?
So there you have it! Two clips, embedded for your viewing pleasure. Watch away, pals!