4-6ft mechanical reef break, ten second tubes, ten point rides - this is the day at Restaurants ‘we the public’ didn’t want to see.
John John took the accolades for stand out surfer of the day, although by narrow margin against such a tough backdrop of competition, and as we bring this to you (with the day four highlights dropping in late and day 5 already over) you’ll probably already know he looked a little off form in his quarter final heat and was dispatched by a confident Fanning in tricky, windy conditions at Cloudbreak today.
If you want to beat the delay on highlights and missed the live action, heats on demand give you every wave of every heat right up to the semi finals here
As of day 5 we’re looking at a Fanning / Medina semi final with Slater / Wilson and Adriano / CJ quarters still to run, with the Cloudbreak forecast showing continuing south swell with a reinforcing bump later in the day tomorrow only those slightly tricky SE winds put any doubt on Volcom crowning a winner in the next 24hrs.
Kepa finds himself in a land of perpetual dancing and broad smiles.
Pick a solid swell, make the treacherous paddle, avoid the fang-like rocks on the inside, and you could score some of the longest rights of your life.
If Jack Kerouac surfed he would have chewed his beatnik leg off to get on this trip. Desert Point to Shipstern and everything in between.
Not all winter is cold, even if the country is in danger of washing away there will be surfers lapping up the storms
Those two imposters, triumph and disaster, go hand in hand in the sport of bodyboarding, especially for those hellmen who push the boundaries of what is surfable.