When I saw Robby Naish's first jump I thought:"I better zoom out next time".
Two minutes later.
Wild conditions today at Hookipa. The iWindsurf.com graph shows how from 3 to 4 the wind was 10mph stronger of the hour before.
Francisco Goya does look a bit overpowered in fact.
It was hard for everyone. I saw Campello doing a backloop on the chop on the way in, receiving a big "WOW" from the crowd and falling in the tack right after. I saw Francisco and Kauli catapulting. I saw Robby Naish falling in a gust just sailing along. I saw Antoine Albeau bailing out at 10 meters of height.
Oh wait, I got a photo of that, that even inspired the title.
Don't be fooled by the optical illusion. Fortunately for Antoine, his foot is not stuck in the strap.
Mark Angulo in auto-eject mode.
Dunno who this is, but that doesn't look like it's going to be fun.
Keith doesn't jump much, but he sure knows how.
Kauli was going for some super hesitated forwards. This is a backloop, instead.
Dunno who this is. Someone with enough balls to go for an aerial like that in those conditions.
Someone went on the rocks and this pair of beautiful legs went to help. Now, how come I get Rob Funk and a couple of other guys instead?
Kanaha's graph is not even funny.