A lot of stuff to post, mostly pictures.
FIRST, some photos that Noa kindly took today while I was sailing with the longboard at Lanes.
A lot of fun.
Way more difficult than Kanaha: steeper and faster. Going left backside a few times I turned back and saw my clue in the barrell... and that was quite a satisfying vision... eheh...
Let's start with what has become my signature backwind move... jesus, I'm so vain and full of myself!
Trust me, that little bowl is pretty steep. The sail is almost touching the lip, I don't think I could have been any deeper than that. The lack of a shoulder makes the wave appear not that impressive. Nonetheless, I think this is a killer shot. Good job, Noa.
In the next one, it almost seems that I jumped. I didn't. Those boards are not made for jumping! I saw photos of some of the first production longboards with footstraps... even looping!
That's marketing crap.
What is the point of going out on a twelve footer and trying to loop? I mean, you need so much wind to even try to do that that it's a nonsense to use a longboard. Better get your floaty wave board!
Setting up a backside bottom turn on a nice looking one.
The board made it, but I got caught by the lip... serious over the fall action would follow shortly.
The wake of the board is in the barrel.
And after all this proud selfish show off (where did my humbleness go?), a little space to some art.
Out of dust... brilliant.
Francisco and Lalo Goya paddled out all the way smiling, as happy as they could be.
More photos of them surfing in a fat first block of 47 photos taken Saturday.
And 7 more from today.
E mo', m' vac' a cucca'... azz!