Watch: Clay Marzo twist and contort

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

He doesn't pump them out as regularly as Mason Ho, but when Clay Marzo drops an edit it's equally as exciting. Both twist and contort their bodies in delightful ways, both enjoy a rock dance, though Marzo at least takes his licks from menacing perfection rather than simply seeing what's surfable.

This clip clocks in at nine minutes, but forget the time, simply sit back and enjoy. Or better yet, stand up and stretch those taut hammys of yours.

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udo commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 2:55pm

Have to be one of the most talented surfers on earth
Would love to see him in action at maxing Outside Corner Ulu ...and his choice of equipment ?

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Craig commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 2:55pm

Agree, makes barrels that aren't even there. It's incredible. That drone shot of the crystal clear reef at 3:13s is insane as well.

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dandandan commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 4:41pm

Agreed. I never paid much attention to him until this clip (https://vimeo.com/70934101). One of my favorite clips of the last decade I reckon.

I don't think I've seen anyone take those under-the-lip take offs like he does, somehow instantly generating speed. And just so relaxed.

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Hamishnic commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 6:03pm

So good.. He's not spending time in NW WA anymore?

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 2:52pm

He spent some time here last winter.

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syril500 commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 5:40pm

How is the wave to wave double barrel thingy at 4.02

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mr mick commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 8:29pm

That takeoff at 1:40 typifies his strength/talent he has in abundance i reckon. Great surfer,
exciting to watch.

Mr mick

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filthyphil commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 8:39pm

One of my favourite things is watching clay surf that big double up left at the end of the clip. Unbeleivable

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crg commented Monday, 12 Mar 2018 at 9:31pm

As good as it gets...totally unique

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Ellen's clam commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 12:06am

Phenomenal talent. He has that Slater thing. The ocean just seems to bend around him, no matter how average or improbable the wave seems from the get go.

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Ellen's clam commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 12:06am

Phenomenal talent. He has that Slater thing. The ocean just seems to bend around him, no matter how average or improbable the wave seems from the get go.

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t-diddy commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 1:11am

can't be real, fake news. how does he pop out of those 'not barrels'?

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SoCal Steve commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 3:11am

The CT would have to hang it up if Clay was competing. He must have had a board with him in the womb before being born.

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Tenn commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 7:59am

He is surfings magician, leaves you wondering how some of it is possible.
Fantastic to watch

T

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 3:21pm

I'm in awe, and agree with all you praise. Mr Natural!

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Dazza27 commented Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 at 4:08pm

hes a freak that kid!!

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 12:21am

Amazing tuberider. And he always looks looks like he is having fun, not "competing"

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waverat commented Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 at 10:21pm

Unbelievable