Yet another grand day at Hookipa.
Despite the amount of great shots you'll see below, the shot of the day goes to this not so remarkable one (and this time I mean the photo itself, not the action in it), because it's a goiter of Browsinho, who yesterday did an amazing double air taka off the lip (landed on the back of the wave). It may not be the first time he did that, but sure enough it was the first time I saw something like that...
The amazing thing about the level in the water these days is that it's not only Kauli or Mark or Levi or Polakow (which is already four people, btw), but it's a whole bunch of guys that are capable of doing all kind of sick glorious shit.
And the local riders get the motivation to push it too.
Fantastic. What I'm witnessing these days at Hookipa is just fantastic.
Once again, if I was fine, I'd be sailing somewhere else down the coast and miss all this. God bless injuries in photoshoot time.
Here's the other photos in chronological order.
I've been told that I only take photos of ladies on the beach, not in action.
That's not exactly true. The reality is that there's not many girls that rips as hard as the guys. Junko is for sure one of the few.
Volwater at Pipeline?
Patrick chased by a meaty one.
Nat Gill, ripping as usual.
4.2? 4.5? 4.0?
Kauli mid landed goiter.
Sometimes they struggle too, but still less then us.
This is Kauli in a situation in which most common mortals would just give up and get ready for a long swim.
Instead he managed to water start (no wind on the inside) and chicken tack ..
...eventually he got engulfed by the white water, but at that point it wasn't as bad.
Where's my bloody board?!
You think if I had a camera like that you would see better photos on this blog?
Wrong. You wouldn't see any photo at all...
Too many grams, too many bits.
Talking about bits, unfortunately I had my camera set on VGA resolution and all the photos in this post are 640x480 with an average size of 60K. Did you even notice the difference?
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I have an afternoon shift today, but I'll take pics till 1.30, so that you can get your daily dose of action.
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