· By Maria Nilsson
Deus 9ft and Single 2016
These waves through my eyes are powerful and daunting, they are not like the 1ft perfect peelers we surf everyday back home. The build up lasted a few days whilst watching the womp comp on Friday and then the boys in the 9ft and single on Saturday morning absolutely shred. Harrison makes surfing look like nothing you have seen. His footwork and totally controlled turns are out of this world. Jared Mell left everyone with a sore tummy from laughing so hard commentating the surfing.
The surf dropped off a bit on Sunday which was epic. I got in my Atmosea wesuit and waxed up my board. I thought I was the only one that was feeling like a little bit of a scared cat paddling out in these 4-6ft waves. But I met the most beautiful little lady Alessia, she and I both were here for the same reason, to have a good time. It was a bit overwhelmed to be honest with all the cameras and people watching you, the two of us just laughed it off. We paddled out with the chicks and even though I think everyone of us had a turn of loosing the board and the long paddle in we all had a really epic time. The strong waves let us feel their love we all stuck together and had a blast.
After all the anticipation I was due for a well earned nap! I think I slept for 3hrs then was totally ready for the night ahead of talking, dancing and drinking it was all in all an awesome opportunity and massive thanks to all the people who made it happen.
Yew. Peace. - Maddie Gross
Photo: Giang Alam Wardani @gianggawphoto