@kai_lenny at jaws the other day got me like 😳🙈 proof that all that cross sports training from windsurfing to kiting is working out. the crazy part is you can’t even see any track behind from where he took off. it reminds me of the olympic ski jump, balancing in the offshore wind. maybe you should try that next, kai. 🤷🏽♂️ 📷 @fred_pompermayer
Little solo session at haleiwa two weeks ago. got cleaned up and caught inside much more than i rode waves but had fun anyway. riding a @slaterdesigns #cymatic 5’3” by @tomo_surfboards. i just need a clean day out there to see how big a wave this thing can handle. thanks @peterkingphoto for the filming and edit. 🤙🏽🏄🏽♂️✌🏽
@shanedorian and i trying to simulate drowning each other in a controlled environment with @mark__visser showing us the ropes of the @theoceanwarrior course he has developed through years of working with military and free divers. it’s very surf specific to show you how to relax in stressful situations without the help of fins or masks, how to trust your training and oxygen levels during long hold downs and bad beatings, and a long list of other simple to follow instructions you can study and train online with a partner or a few friends. good holiday gift. thanks to mark for giving us a starting point to understand all this stuff better. coupled with shane’s inflatable tech, your chances of drowning are about as minimized as can be in big surf. thanks to everyone gathering intel on water safety allows surfers to push their personal boundaries and ride the biggest waves on earth. it’s been a sight to see the past decade and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
I just want to say congrats on an incredible year and for pushing surfing to where it’s at, @filipetoledo. if anyone on tour is a magician, this guy is. he’s probably the fastest surfer to ever live and he’s just getting better which is a real problem for anyone trying to win titles for the next 20 years. he’s humble, talented, and wants to be the best. i’ve enjoyed watching this guy do the impossible since he seemingly came out of nowhere to smoke the world’s best juniors at huntington when he was 15 or 16 years old. i’m a fan. thanks for the battle yesterday. i feel your pain with the loss of year long battle but i know you’ll be in that battle and have it go your way many more times. it was an honor surfing with you yesterday.
Name your favorite place. pipeline’s got my vote.
Well, that was interesting. i thought i just fell straight onto my belly and bodyboarded out. didn’t realize i had to grab for it! haha. hope i did @mikestewart and @kkandmc proud! fun day.
#repost @wsl ・・・
??? 🤯 @kellyslater
#billabongpipemasters #vtcs @billabong @vanssurf