The best air, the best style, the fastest surfer, and the best barrel, your everyday surfer will never be able to really relate to any of those. Look out to your local lineup on any given day. I can pretty much guarantee you will not find someone travelling at 39kmph. Nor will you see someone getting a 8 second tube ride.
Those of us who follow the pro circuit or chase waves to remote locations of the world in search of perfection with the best surfers in the world often forget what actually attracted us to this job in the first place. We forget what it means to paddle out on blownout days, just for the opportunity to exchange a few waves with our closest friends.
Here's a few frames from our travels around the Goldy, it's been a ball.
Words and photos, Ryan Moss.
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