Watch: Letty Mortensen // Riddled

Stu Nettle

Lot of air revs in this one, people.

If ditch and spins give you conniptions then best you look away now.

The music might challenge a few sensitivities too.

It's Avalon's Letty Mortensen in a three-minute clip, that as the description says, "features the full repertoire of dance moves that are going to keep the mountain trolls in the comments happy".


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zenagain commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 4:48pm

Never heard of him, but he surfs alright.


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Ape Anonymous commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 4:56pm

Shred Monster!
who's making the boards?

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 5:21pm

Rusty (so probably Aido Wheeler?).

I enjoyed it. Lots of airs, yes, but good barrel riding and hacks too. And the music worked really well. Feelgood edit.

The wheelie to wipeout around 00:50 was excellent.

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t-diddy commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 8:15pm

deep house music challenged my sensitivities! surfing looked sic aside maybe being a bit brasilian wide based stance? just me maybe..

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tango commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 10:13pm

He's a very good surfer, no doubt, but I'd like to see something different. So many of these young blokes surf like they're sitting a test.

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Fatso commented Friday, 3 Jul 2020 at 11:06am

Bit of MF...bit of JJF. Found his surfing good to watch, if a bit formulaic. Looked better with no hair

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wbat commented Friday, 3 Jul 2020 at 9:23pm

I agree, looked very fanning. Polished surfer.

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bellavista commented Saturday, 4 Jul 2020 at 2:53pm

Noice, Oi loiked it , good tempo, clean surfing .

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Blowin commented Saturday, 4 Jul 2020 at 3:52pm

The bloke tears , no doubt. Full arsenal of ripping.

He’s got that nice wrenched forehand top turn happening that I so adore.

Quick question- not in relation to this young fella - but when will we see the popular resurgence of the backhand equivalent of that gouging top turn ?

It seems that every time I see a ripper eyeing up a solid backhand belt they unweight the backfoot and ditch the fins. Crew carve on their backhand but I want to see ( and feel ) the surfer’s full weight hitting that’s sweet spot of lip resistance at ninety degrees and then driving through the fucken thing , not dancing over it.

Example : *

* Sure enough , that’s a high bar for backhand surfing . May as well use the best ever as a target to aim for if you want to get stuck in .

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 4 Jul 2020 at 3:58pm

Medina does those - and sends buckets flying.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 4 Jul 2020 at 4:26pm

Indeed....a big part of why I love his surfing so much.

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drdip commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 1:57am

Makes you wonder just how many free surfers out there surf as good as any pro these days
with all the air tricks perfected, with the access to duplicate accuracy of your favourite pros board its all just gets down to the canvas on hand.
Never has there been more of an opportunity for the young fit surfer of today to replicate all the new moves, to ride the barrel with the same finesse as those on the tour.
I am sure every guy has guys at their local beach who have tradies or schoolies or sco mo surf teamers or whatever who every morning/ afternoon or whatever are pulling off the same moves as the pros.
The covid crisis and work from home has seen all our local spots packed EVERYDAY and the frothing is relentless.
no such thing as a local any more Every chick, every dad who now works from home and every kid have all taken up the sport we all love and since for three months it was the only thing one could do other than ride a pushbike it was obviously going to be the go to activity.
hey its now a sad reality that our homebeach will never be the same again
let me put it in a little poem;


A new breed of frother, 'I want every wave" scoffer
Is hitting our local break
No wave they offer, they want every wave in their coffer
All these blow- ins of every make

Come spot the local!, Come get vocal
No courtesy or plain sharing
May we give thanks to hardly no banks
And seventy three others who just aren't caring

Just never knew how many crew,
Can never seem to share the ocean
Don't share with others, one soon discovers
EVERY wave they pursue, with devotion

Three waves in six hours, my tolerance empowers
Just leads to utter frustration
"I'm alright jack" I think's pretty slack
I think is the perfect summation

For fifty three years of blood sweat and tears
I've taken my place in the line up
My biggest fears is when COVID clears
These back packers and 'Bondians' will sign up

My local home break, full of every frother and snake
The scenery has now changed forever
For goodness sake how much more can one take
My patience is at my last tether

I suppose all I ask and it's not too hard a task
Is a bit of share and respect
If you've had the last wave it's time to behave
And be mindful of the next you select

It's not that hard in this regard
We're not out there to watch YOU surf
Saying "YOUR TURN"is not hard to learn


dr dip

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abc-od commented Monday, 6 Jul 2020 at 7:37am

Around my way it's crowded as ever, and all with locals. They're all home, not at work, not doing sport or whatever it is that used to keep them away. It's not the blowins but the sheer number of locals all doing the same thing.