At this point, the question is: where has Nic Von Rupp not surfed? Well despite all the places the man has been, he’s definitely got some favorites, and one of those is the star of his latest edit from the Mentawais: Kandui. It’s one of the heaviest waves in Indo, but leave it to Von Rupp to make surfing it look like nothing but pure fun.
Arthur “Toots” Anchinges has built a simplified life that revolves around the things he enjoys most—surfing, shaping boards, and hanging with his girlfriend, Caroline Motley, and their dogs, Birdie and Bonnie, around Town and at their Waikiki apartment. This short film explores his existence, his philosophy on leading life in the Pacific, and showcases some beautifully simple surfing. Keith Kandell, the film’s director, says:Toots has become this sort of ubiquitous character in and around
Tahiti’s iconic spot “Teahupo’o” debunked everything we thought we knew about Friday the 13th by bringing one of the gnarliest swells ever, attracting some big hitting surfers ready to put it all on the line for the glory the barrels had to offer. Check out this video by Redbull Surfing for some truly unbelievable tubes and some wipeouts that you’ll feel through the screen.
Nic Von Rupp just has a knack for knowing when and where to be when the surfing’s going to be all-time. Setting up camp in Indonesia certainly doesn’t hurt – and almost guarantees days like this at Macaronis in the Mentawais. As Nic puts it: “surfing Macaronis with not many people around has been a dream since a kid, maybe even everyone’s dream. It’s the world’s most user-friendly wave with barrels to turn to airs, but it’s usually packed with 30+ people. It was crazy to show up there and