Lil post update.
Ops, sorry for having posted the wrong video, it should be ok now.
I'm also adding the link to some oxbow riders videos in which you can admire:
- Kai Lenni riding Jaws for the first time
- Jason Polakow saying how scared he got
- the same exact wave of Laird that I filmed where I think he could have got barreled, beautifully shot from the helicopter. I still think he could have been deeper, but what the hell do I know and who the hell am I to say so...
Day 8 saw surfing in the morning and light wind wave sailing in the afternoon (loved the last one!). Tomorrow should be windsurfing only, before entering another spell of glassy surf. Why do I say that? Because I need a break from blogging... actually, with addicted bloggers like me you never know. But just in case...
Oh, the Pipeline Masters started in beautiful conditions. I'm about to watch the heats of the first day on demand. How cool is that?
See ya soon!
As promised (to myself), I didn't take more videos/photos of day 7.
I still had two sessions (one SUP and one shortboard) and the surf is still totally pumping over here.
But I found the time to put together a few clips from Monday at Jaws.
I believe the first four waves it's Laird. On the second one, I think he lost the opportunity of the giant barrel of the year... that thing was perfect. He should have stalled more... eheh, easy to say watching the video on a computer screen!
But I love the way he carved his lines on the third wave (the first left).
Talking about lefts at Jaws, here's another sweet one by Francisco Porcella.
BUT, still talking about lefts at Jaws, despite the big respect that goes to all the tow surfers, what they do is LITTLE compared to what my friend Marcio Freire did.
He caught a huge left at Jaws paddling with his own arms. That wave should have received worldwide recognition (how about a billabong XXL award?), but few people even know about it. Knowing Marcio, he doesn't care much. What he cares is that he did catch that wave.
Here's the clip. You have to wait till minute 2.22 for that.
Day 8, wave are still up, got to go surf.