Surprising, upsetting, offensive and fun. It's everything surfing, or good sex for that matter, should be!
Four days ago, or thereabouts, we were gifted the rare pleasure of watching a three-way between a surfing dog, a SUP foiler and a VAL.
Guerin Myall aka @myallsnaps, a noted filmer of surf, skate and punk rock around Santa Cruz, shot the event at a beginner’s wave called Cowells and posted it on Instagram.
Cue outrage etc.
When I called, he said, “A lot of people were commenting that the dog dropped in. Bullshit, I got the video footage,” says Myall, who also praised Clarke for his skill in collision avoidance.
Today, Myall has released the full clip of the three-way, which you can see below, and which gets good at the three-minute mark when the moment is examined in slow-motion and zoomed in.
“My observation was watching Jeff speeding through the section coming up quickly on HomerHomer was already driving down the line from where he caught the wave at the breaking point of the peak,” writes Mylall. “When the video focuses in on Skyler Homer and Jeff it looks as if Jeff catches up to say “What’s up Skyler” and everything’s all good but Jeff seemed a little too focused on Skyler and didn’t realize how close he was to the the guy right in front of him.
“That’s when Jeff made a great split-decision to push his board the opposite direction and hurl himself to avoid disaster thus landing on the guy and his board. Afterwards, it seemed like Jeff and Homer agreed that that was a close one and parted ways…
“Me, being the Filmer, think Foils have a place in the surf but not at a crowed weekend beginner spot where everyone drops in on each other. This video is not meant to hate foilers or the people that foil but to educate the people that are wanting to start foil boarding and teach them to go where no one is, where its safe from a crowed lineup to avoid potential accidents.”