Bury your face inside the precious silk folds of Griffin Colapinto's kimono!
Griffin Colapinto’s surfing is slicker than cum on gold teeth, as the street slang goes.
What is it, do you think, that gives his surfing its potency?
The boy himself, with that irresistible wide-eyed virginal look, ain’t…dangerous…or nothing.
Griff, who will turn twenty-one in July, looks like a crazy bouncing ball on a wave. There are the precarious, hysterical movements, tail-throws lofted towards the beach and so on, wrapped in gorgeous curves, or wraps as they say on the WSL broadcast.
He ain’t Italo Ferreira or Filipe Toledo, whose servings are intoxicating and breathtaking.
But, there’s a decidedly delicate quality to Griffin that I can’t quite put my finger on.
Kolohe Andino glides his fingers along this wave's curvaceous spine.
Only in style and variety of grabs does Kolohe have an edge, but will judges be capable of discerning? Kolohe is, after all, the most torched surfer on Tour.
History, of course, tells us that Kolohe finished second in the first event of the season. He lost to the Brazilian Italo Ferreira, whose ability to add an extra 180 degrees to his spins sealed his win.
This short film, a reel of outs from Home-ish, shows the Yankee in Santa Cruz sending spray into the air like little jellyfish tentacles.
It’s pretty good.
Getting more heat than a goat's butt in a pepper patch! Oowee.
Watch: Raw footage of brave Jetski pilot drowning his little boat after failed Nazaré rescue attempt!
Don’t it feel good to see the holy fire unleash just a little?
In these four minutes of raw footage, from a February swell at Nazaré in Portugal, we see a jetski pilot try to rescue his tow-buddy only for the Lord to come at him in an epileptic-like fit of rage.
From the filmer Pedro Miranda:
Here we see Portuguese big wave surfer and airline pilot, Salvador Villas Boas (51 ys old) charging one of the biggest waves of the day on the first peak at Nazaré during a monster swell in February 2019.
Salvador rides the wave until a bump makes him fall of his board on the most dangerous zone of Praia do Norte near the rocks and impact zone. The wipeout was gruesome, with Salvador hitting the water at nearly 50mph, the whole scene resembled a car accident and in a few seconds after first impact, Salvador is pulled back over the falls and hits the water a second time, suffering an extensive hold down period before finally resurfacing.
The moments that followed the wipeout were a matter of life and dead, this wave was not the last wave of the Set, there was more to come and Salvador’s position on impact zone and near the rocks demanded immediate rescue. This is when Ramon Laureano, a Portuguese-Brazilian professional Jetski Rescuer comes into play, he had been following Salvador from behind the wave, and knew the situation demanded a rescue on first attempt. In normal circumstances, this rescue would’ve been made after a second wave, but Ramon knew the potential implications of Salvador getting caught in the impact zone, and attempted the rescue anyway in the short window of opportunity he got.
He successfully picks up Salvador at the very last second, and speeds up away from the area, while avoiding being swallowed by the giant wall of white water. This ended up happening a few moments later with his Jetski being capsized by white water, but on a very different area of Praia do Norte, away from the rocks and much closer to the beach.
Sandbottom rights got a certain, pretty look don't they. Here, Jordan Smith, surfing in a manner that is both expressive and forensic.
Watch Jordy Smith in “Great waves are apocalyptic!”
Sharply phrased, moving and spun with a little humour, the seven-time champ lays it down…
If further evidence was needed, and I doubt it was, of Stephanie Gilmore’s divinity, it was presented at tonight’s WSL awards ceremony.
While professional surfers chewed on chicken legs and flared their nostrils at the cloud of enthusiastically over applied eau de cologne floating in the air, the seven-time champ laid out a speech that was practised, sharply phrased and exhilarating.
Gilmore, who is thirty one, was like a poet in the moment of creation.
Her eyes sparkled. She burst with laughter. If she wore a moustache she would’ve twirled it.