The rapidly-becoming legendary Koa Rothman on what it takes to surf the world's most famous big-wave spot.
It is always difficult to turn the head away from Koa Rothman, the youngest son of Fast Eddie and little brother to big-wave world champ and ukulele prodigy Makua.
Rothman, twenty-nine, has a golden-brown glazed handsomeness and, unlike most of the bigger name professional surfers, is sharp enough to ad lib his way through twenty-five minutes or so of his day-to-day life for his blog This is Livin’.
In this episode, which follows his travails as he surfs the almost-Eddie swell at Waimea one week ago Koa reveals the double knotted, double leash plug ensemble he uses to secures his leash to his surfboard, the leash with a release tab so he can loose his rhino chaser if it’s holding him in the impact zone and the exploding rubber vest he’ll employs if things get real hairy.
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