And a little fluff around the edges of this sub-two minute hit…
You might’ve thought your new favourite surfer and defending Bali champion, Italo Ferreira, looked a little undercooked at Keramas.
Turns out the current world number two, who has just turned twenty five, belted his ankle during his first freesurf at the contest site.
As Italo notes on his YouTube channel: “After a good result at Bells Beach I went straight to Bali to defend my title there. Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned and I had a first-degree ankle twist on my first freesurf in Keramas.”
It meant Italo couldn’t train, had to wear a boot, and flew his physiotherapist, Higor Siqueira, to Bali to try and right the wrong.
In this short, and by short I mean…short…, watch Italo hit a section and lift his undercarriage at the 1:20 mark. You can almost feel the earth tremble at the approach of that power.
Height, distance, style and all wrapped in a Balinese sunrise.
Your eyeglasses will quiver, I assure you.