Winston's photo of Hossegor (La Nord)

Guy paddles a plank of plywood and shreds the wave

Average rating of 4.00 from 38 votes

Hossegor (La Nord)

Spot Location: France > France > Hossegor (La Nord)

Date Taken: 28th May 2009. 22825 page views since 1st June 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6ft 12s 312.22°     6
Mostly Cloudy 51°f
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Will Reddaway Jan 7, 2010 Rating: 1

The wood board is an alaia with a foot strap on it. There is a video of a guy [dont know if it is that guy] doing the same thing on Youtube.

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wgc1 Oct 16, 2011 Rating: 2

yes it is. don't know if it is cool or not. while surfing 6 foot plus la piste last october a dude would paddle in a jump off onto his plank and let the SUP cream through the line up - all good till somine dies i suppose

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farscapes Jun 8, 2009 Rating: 5

Thinking about it, he really should have done the full 'Russian Doll' thing. SUP > Longboard > Mini Mal > Shortboard > Whatever-Kelly-Rides-Thesedays > Boogie > Skim > Skateboard deck > ace-of-spades-from-a-pack-of-cards > faceplant > hospital.

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farscapes Jun 8, 2009 Rating: 0

It turns out that, against all expectation, Sh!t Creek is actually a beach break in France. Can't fault the guy for his preparation though, can you see the emergency jet pack in case the skimboard also fails?

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Menn Jun 6, 2009 Rating: 0

more pictures of this stunt??:p

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sueltosinchancleta Jun 7, 2009 Rating: 0

YEAH MAN!! This guy's a cook bro. Who the hell paddleboards anyways?!?! Besides he wiped out, I saw the wave.

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Winston Jun 6, 2009 Rating: 0


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surf like me Jun 6, 2009 Rating: 1

Oh, did u lose your awe too?

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surf like me Jun 6, 2009 Rating: -1

Fuck man! Respect! That is sweet, Nice drop in... Calm n Collective! ;) I Want a fuckin go, u greedy bitch :P

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Gunner Jun 6, 2009 Rating: 2

Fair play. Good luck getting the paddle and board back.

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reefus raticus Jun 6, 2009 Rating: 1

you're gonna need a stretcher if that thing hits you

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ncslotted Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 0

Oh no I lost my paddle, what do I do now??

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croney29 Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 1

WTF is goin on here? but man that wave is like a blank canvas the amount of shit you could do on that

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the dieu Jun 6, 2009 Rating: 0

Becuz this is la graviere, i'd say the only thing you Could do on that section is get a nice view in the green room. La graviere is fckn hollow!!

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if theres two theres a few, if theres four theres no... Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 0

possibly the ghost of sqirl on the other board

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 0

i wouldnt be dead caught on an SUP!

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Sids Surf Shack Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 0

This dude's been to MFI first by the looks of things.

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LoooooL Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 2

lol, crazy wave to paddleboard on!

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scuba-steve Jun 5, 2009 Rating: -1

respect to him and all but whats going on recently? This guy has ditched his board and is surfing plywood, we have the other boogy boarder using an inflatable toy. Surfing must be evolving

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Sir Surfalot Jun 5, 2009 Rating: -2

another guy was on the red longboard, but he bailed, and this guy rode over the top of his board, lol!!!

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stylin mike Jun 4, 2009 Rating: 1

Did that guy put a skimboard on an SUP then paddle into that wave and ditch the SUP? Creative, but I sure hope that's an empty line-up or someone's gonna get killed.

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Winston Jun 4, 2009 Rating: 1

I watched him and he always checked it was clear in front before he went for it

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JERZnotJAWS Jun 4, 2009 Rating: 1

aw man i would tear that wave apart

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catfish Jun 3, 2009 Rating: 0

What the hell is going on here? Sic wave though!

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spongefreak Jun 2, 2009 Rating: 1

Great innovation, props for the skills. You wouldn't want to be in the impact zone looking up at a riderless paddleboard heading your way with a big grin etched on it's face!!!!!