Watch: Noa Mizuno // War with the Senses

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Think of how the idea of the perfect barrel has changed over the years. From trimming through a section while standing as still as a statue, to well-timed bottom turns that'd place the surfer deep in the section, to multi-fin boards and their ability to break the rail line and pump through steep sections, to this...

There are no easy sections here at frantic Kandui. Noa Mizuno has to constantly pump and adjust as the wave doesn't so much peel as link random sections, each with different angles that have to be responded to as they appear.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 6:50pm

That was some impressive tube wrangling.
I read elsewhere today that he was on a 5’7 and 5’9 out there. I wonder how it would of looked if he was on a 7’0 tube shooter? Maybe not so much pumping and weaving? I dunno

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lost commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 7:07pm

wave good. track not.

knB

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 7:16pm

That was bullshit.

Threading.

Reminds me a lot of Lachie Caldwell.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 7:22pm

If there’s one guy who has his local completely wired it’s him eh

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Blowin commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 8:51am

The term waterman gets thrown around a bit and is mostly a wank , but Lachie is the real deal .

Nice fella too.

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wbat commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 9:44pm

Hectic. Serious stuff. Nah their movie, their music. All good.

That board was only just hanging in.

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eat-your-vegies commented Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 at 10:22pm

Insane good

Do they still do invites to pipe masters???

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 12:07am

Great waves and surfing. Sound track goes well on mute.

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Billyw commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 5:39am

I hated that, arms everywhere, unnecessary pumping - suggest the kid watch some videos of great goofy foots and get some style. Kandui at that size is not as hard as he makes it look.

B Dub

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dewhurst commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 3:08pm

Unecessary pumping? He's coming from deeper on the reef so he's got to get going.

5'7 might be too short but no way you can ride a 7'0 when the inside is stepping out like that.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 7:09pm

Google camel tube north west wa.
You’ll see that a 7’0” board can absolutely be ridden in waves like that

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nicko74 commented Friday, 9 Nov 2018 at 5:05pm

That camel tube is something else

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wozz commented Friday, 9 Nov 2018 at 7:21pm

As Martin Potter would say;- WOW

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drodders commented Saturday, 10 Nov 2018 at 6:55am

That was heavy Kandui, more like a series of messy slabs, the surfing was incredible, never giving up

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