Twenty-one years ago today...

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stunet started the topic in Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 2:30pm

Twenty-one years ago today, Occy was standing on a Rio de Janeiro footpath sucking on a coconut bought from a street vendor, as Flavio Padaratz got the better of Mick Campbell in windblown Barra Beach waves, when a reporter came up and told him he'd won the world title.

Mission complete. The fairy tale too.

Old footage but let's roll the projector one more time:

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stunet commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 2:32pm

Makes you realise how much pro surfing has changed when a title contender doesn't even know he's in the running for it.

Then again...Occy.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 2:47pm

Apparently Mick Campbell was in the running that year and lost all his boards before the event started . Either lost or destroyed by the airline or stolen in Brazil , can’t remember which. But you’d have to think that’d ratchet up the pressure you’d be feeling going into such an important moment. Not to having to ride strange boards.

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 7:40pm

3:31 - 3:33