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Peaking: Ramon Navarro and the Event Which Never Was

by on Monday 30th September, 2013   12240 Visits   Comments

 

Enter the world of Chilean big wave legend, Ramon Navarro, leading up to the Quiksilver Ceremonial big wave event at Punta de Lobos.

In this episode of “Peaking”, we follow Ramon Navarro leading up to the Quiksilver Ceremonial in Chile. It’s the first year that Ramon isn’t in charge of giving the event the green light to run.

With an unpredictable Pacific, the event coordinators are put in a precarious position. The uncertainty of a swell that still has to travel hundreds of miles and hit at the right angle for Punta de Lobos to see surf of significant enough size to be conterstable, plus the fact that the field of competitors have been summoned to Pichilemu, making the trip from all over the world to be in Chile for what they were told was as good as a green lit event.

The drama that ensues around “the call” is intense, and Ramon is forced to grapple with the stress of not only potentially surfing, but also advising the contest organizers on the forecast and what he thinks would be the right decision.

Film crews, obligations and expectations all collide and make for a dramatic 72hrs. And you have a front row seat to it all, as “Peaking” takes you inside the psyche of one fo the world’s best big wave surfers. Not only do you see how he prepares for a big wave event, but how he copes with the added pressures of surfing in his own backyard. How does it all turn out? Just press play.

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