Sprecks-Maui, winter time surf, zero shorebreak
For comparison sake, here is Assateague shorebreak on your typical day at high tide. Click on the picture to enlarge, looks like a miniature Teahupoo wave pounding right on the beach!
The chicken gybe is a pressure situation.....
Its funny, if you click on this one and enlarge it, you can see I'm looking over my shoulder to see if I'd made it w/o my clew getting caught in the white water. Hysterical!
Helmet cam gybe
Dana Miller once told me that back loops are a natural consequence of jumping waves. That rotating backward off a vertical face just happens naturaly. And that after a number of bailouts, you come to the understanding that its just safer to stay on the board, rather than drop out of the sky with the risk of landing on your stuff. Either way, its so much fun! Yeah, I need to trust it and keep the board on my feet.
Nice set up,
got mowed on by this one.