IMO, Nico has the best backloop of all the Hookipa sailor. And considering the amount of talent in the water, that's something.
The only other backloops that would compare are the ones of the good old days of Francisco Goya. Talking about which, he just got back in the water after a couple of months of rest because of an knee injury. Welcome back Francisco and hopefully we'll see him throwing his sick backloops again soon!
Here are the other shots of day in chronological order. I tried to go lower on the rocks and I kind of like the result. I missed my beach chair though and the bipode that my arms form when resting on the chair arms.
But what was worse was to know that I would have not been able to go sail because of the wrist pain... no complaints, could be worse.
Tried to surf: doable, but definitely that's not rest (the wrist hurt a bit when duck diving). And the conditions sucked. But at least there were two argentinian asses that made it worth it...
Anyway, here's the pics.
Guess who sometimes decides to use this vehicle to go sailing?
And now a quite remarkable encounter.
Most of the times you see a fin in the water in Hawaii, it's a manta ray.
Alex Mussolini won the wave contest at Sylt. Here's the double elimination's ladder.
Josh Angulo won the waves world title.