Watch: Von Froth // The Magic Bay

Stu Nettle
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"The goal is to be the first one in the water," says Nic von Rupp racing down to 'Portugal's best right' while unwittingly showing his countrymen to be a nation of late risers. And this was on the day of the year?

There's also a tip for travelling surfers who want to score the wave solo. Set thy alarm early.

As for the video? Yep, good waves, bit of a crowd, plus a pro-on-pro drop in for dramatic effect.

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mickban commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 1:11pm

Surfed this place at 6-7ft way back in 1989 . Yes I can confirm the Locals do not like waking up early

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zenagain commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 1:15pm

Great surfing, beautiful waves, god awful music.

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Solitude commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 2:21pm

6 foot and pumping, broad daylight and no one was out!

He has this weird wilko-esque backhand on him doesn’t he?

I’m sure Kikas didn’t miss out.

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 2:16pm

Remember surfing Pedra Branca (hollow lefthander in the vicinity) with only three very drunk locals straight from a big night out. Was offshore and pumping 4ft.

Given that it goes sideshore most every day, you’d think they’d be all over the early.

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Jono commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 4:32pm

Man that first wave at 1:30

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wally commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 7:37pm

Really great surf. I think it was in one of his earlier videos he said, in other surf zones you are looking for the blob that indicates incoming swell. In Portugal, we are just looking if the wind will be offshore because there is always swell. I found that different. I guess he is referring to their swell season.

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mikehunt207 commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 8:27pm

Sponnos and a camera, drop ins no doubt, love the justification. Why does a Portuguese surfer have a American accent?

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 9:05pm

Looked like old Fredrico takes the cake in that clip. Fuck he rips

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Eugene Green commented Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 11:37pm

It seems there is more Portugese surfers in Oz than there is in Portugal

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Aft3rd4rk commented Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 10:17am

Hows the fckn numptie who cant duckdive and nearly takes him out in the barrel at 2:25

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Joshy2000 commented Monday, 1 Jun 2020 at 8:30am

Von Froth is a bit of a Von Tool I reckon

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Surfalot67 commented Tuesday, 2 Jun 2020 at 4:53pm

That gimp bailing his board in front of him about 2.30?? What a dick.

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tango commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020 at 10:50pm

If that's Portugal's best right the foreshore has changed a fair bit in the 25 years since I surfed it. Not sure showing the broader coast pan at the start is such a smart move, though. Seems Von Froth might be all about Von Froth.