Watch: Asher Pacey // Up North, Out West

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

There's a small group of surfers, off the top off my head they include Rasta, Parko, and Asher Pacey, who risk having their skills underestimated simply 'cos they make it look too easy. Great technical surfers, each of them. They're agile, proficient, and easy on the eye - perhaps too easy.

This vid continues the theme with Asher stylishly playing the weighting game in and around the barrel, plus dashing end section slices, yet he bucks the trend at the 1 minute mark with a move that would confound WSL judges. Where does that fit into the criteria?

Stylish? Easy on the eye? It's questionable, but full marks for innovation.

Great camera work in this clip too. Thumbs up, Ryan Williams.

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CryptoKnight commented Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 at 2:11pm

Official surfing officials, Stup'e and his posse, long ago proved that twinnies are fucking ###** ***# well useless in the barrel, and banned them and all who surf them or say otherwise.

' They're very fast but are harder to control when the waves get bigger and suckier. Speaking of, they just plain suck in the barrel.'

https://www.swellnet.com/comment/477469

Getting pacey barrels up/out/north/west/south/east... who is the fool?

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bill-poster commented Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 at 2:29pm

Prefer his frontside laybacks. That was more like something Jamie O'Brien would come up with.

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 at 2:50pm

Add Clay Marzo to that very short list.

This clip and the one of Rasta bodysurfing 1ft waves both show unusual talent and feel.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 at 10:49pm

Great clip. Lovely style and pretty cool track to boot.

Seconded on Clay Marzo.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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JM commented Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 at 11:15pm

That's a cool edit. Thank you!

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 at 10:56am

nice edit,. so even that joint is getting crowded now.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 at 11:42am

I’ve meant a lot of Euro surfers lately and that’s where they’ve all been or that’s where they’re going.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 at 11:54am

You know a joint is blown when hipsters and drones show up.

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memlasurf commented Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 at 1:31pm

Just Euro's they are like the plague, and we all thought Brazilians were bad. The guy could ride a plank of wood and make it look good, which he does.

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lostdoggy commented Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 at 1:40pm

Am I ignorant of the pun with 'weighting game', Stu?

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stunet commented Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 at 2:47pm

Love Asher's back foot stall to front foot drive when he sets up the pit.

More 'weighting' equals less 'waiting'.

Just ripe for a pun.

 

 

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