Thanks to its wind and with the new shift of surfing towards the aerial manouvres, it may now well become the surfing Mecca too.
Well, we'll see about that, but for sure today there was all kind of action in the water and the level was mind blowing. In fact, here's a brief summary of who was in the water:
- 13 times (or whatever they were) world champion Robby Windsurfing Naish.
- 2 times SUP world champion Kai Lenny.
- An old windsurfing legend like Pete Cabrinha killing it with the kite.
- The new aerialist surfing masters Meola and Leyer.
Despite all that, I'll keep the chronological order and start the photo show with my buddy Brad! Awwright!
|Brad (from now on B-rad) did pretty good for his second day at Lanes with the Kona|
|this kiter had straps, yet he couldn't keep that rail in the water|
|B-rad again. He wasn't anywhere close to landing those crazy attempts, but I'll take my hat off anyway.|
|Pete Cabrinha instead was way more in control strapless. That doesn't make any sense to me. Unless, the strapped guy was overpowered. Could also be a matter of skill...|
|Nick (sorry, bit blurry)|
|Ops, Mr Cabrinha lost it.|
|B-rad all over the place. The board is from the Hi-Tech rentals. The place to go if you want a Quatro multi-fin.|
|Robby showed up with the second shift.|
|Robby making it look like a piece of cake.|
|Robby enjoying a piss on his sail. That's how real men do.|
|surfer at The point|
|Kai switched over to SUP and did a bunch of aerials like this.|
|back to Lanes: Morgan|
|back to Hookipa: Bernd gets a little cover up. What a fun session to watch.|
|Matt Meola spins the top turn|
|Taboul attacks a lip|
|Albee Layer rotates an aerial 360. On this one, he's grabbing a rail, but he did a bunch with no grabs. Pretty insane.|
Tomorrow I go back to work.
The day after tomorrow I go back in the water.