Four days of boredom followed by some blue-water boom boom!
I wonder, with the passage of time, whether North Shore pals the Florence bros, Koa Rothman, Eli Olsen, Kiron Jabour and co will be regarded as a sort of Momentum Generation.
Of course, apart from John John, and Kiron’s HIC win last week, none show any interest in WCT careers. But when shipped to significant waves, Teahupoo, Jaws etc, the little gang claw at the monsters with an impatient passion.
In this, the latest vlog post from Koa Rothman, the handsome son of Eddie Rothman with the sunny brown curls and slow-twitch muscle fibres, demonstrates an easy ability to carry a dozen minutes.
The highlight of episode 26, Surfing Secret Spots in Tahiti, is a session where Koa, Nathan, Ivan (Florence) and co use a jetski to step-off in eight-foot waves at a righthander that has notes of P-Pass.
Some years ago, I interviewed Shane Dorian and Alex Gray about this wave after one session.
Dorian said the wave gives “me a lot of anxiety.”
Alex said of a set Dorian caught, “It’s the craziest wave I’ve seen ridden ever.”
“Bionic, bionic barrels,” said Shane.
And it’s pretty as hell.