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Handplane of choice?
I love the WAW Performance Oregon Fish. Seriously feels like I'm slicing through the water smooth like butter.
where do you surf out of?
The Island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA. I don't claim any one spot because I go where the waves are
Why do you bodysurf?
When I was young, my father and I would go bodysurf the fun shore break at windnsea in San Diego. As a teen, heavy into surfing, I discovered that the wedge was just south of Huntington Pier, only 2 hours to the north of me. I made the trip quite a few times just to slide on the awesome shorebreak there after surf sessions at the pier. I moved out to Oahu the day after my 20th birthday to surf big waves, and while experiencing the different breaks around the island, I reignited my passion for bodysurfing. Since then I have been lost in the hunt for longer tubes and faster rides.
Whats your favourite wave type to bodysurf?
I'd have to say that I love a good wedged up tube ride. Direction for me isn't too important but I like a wave with a fun drop that I can slide into the pit on and find the speed to get out as well. Tricks are fun, but for me it's tubes forever.
Your top 3 bodysurfing waves?
1. Waimea Bay
2. The Wedge
3. Sandy Beach Park
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