Mid-winter in Western Australia? Point it north…
If you were ever curious how Jack Robinson, and Jay Davies for that matter, reconciled their surfing with the inferno of a Hawaiian winter, you would do well to examine this four-and-a-half minute short by Tom Jennings.
Part ten of Jennings’ (and Surfer magazine’s Peter Taras’) feature-length film Winter Out West (and which you can buy here for eleven dollars), this short documents all those hard-living, straight-shooting men who find no greater pleasure in life than pointing it through the cheeks of an eight-foot reef bomb. Waves so big they’d make most us bolt across the room.
A little slow in parts, but the in-water photography of Tom Jennings does demonstrate how graceful and how sure-footed Jack, Jay and various other souls are are.