Surfer Francisco Porcella’s dropped into a massive wave in California’s half moon bay and lost his footing almost immediately. Instead of bailing, he took the ride of his life sitting down on his board. Turns out somebody was filming the whole thing with a drone too.
Usually, the competitors who try their hand at the J-Bay Open are limited to the world’s best surfers. Today, however, a power boat with a three man crew apparently decided to try their hand at the swells. Although it easily could’ve flipped, the boat coasts through the aggressive ocean unscathed, gliding smoothly away from the panicked competitors left in the water. The commentators are stoked on the boat’s seamless navigation of J-Bay’s notorious waves, and even we have to admit that both
Filipe Toledo proved to be the best surfer in the water all week and came away with the win at what will go down as a legendary Corona J-Bay Open. Toledo's speed, style, and aerials were unmatched all week, but it was his 4th round run that blew the juudges away and earned him a perfect 10. Mick Fanning calls Toledo "the fastest surfer in the world" and Toledo proved him right by starting his running absolutely charging, to set him self up for a silky alley-oop 360 with a prestine landing
When Jon Pyzel moved to Hawaii from California in 1992 I bet he had no idea that he would one day be shaping boards for world champions. The man behind Pyzel Surfboards started shaping out of a desire to just try it. If the board sucked he would stop, but it didn't, and slowly he started to build a reputation, receiving orders from friends until the company grew larger. He has been shaping boards for John John Florence since he was a kid and the two have formed almost an unspoken