Watch: Out on a limb with Twiggy Baker

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

"As I set my line, I saw this step develop halfway dwn the face."

"You know, I knew I was in it, so I had to stick it."

We've already seen it 1,000 times but how about once more, eh? This quick clip is put together by Isurus wetsuits, with Twig narrating those wondrous few seconds, even giving himself a fresh burst of goosebumps.

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 8:58pm

Best evers

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Faunt Leroy commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 9:06pm

Jeff Bushman made that board

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goofyfoot commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 9:14pm

Wonder why he didn't ride one of his own?

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Island Bay commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 4:45am

GF, apparently Twig works (or has worked) with shapers all over the world: Bushman, Pukas, Webster, Paul Naude, to refine his boards. That then feeds into his line of Twig Surfboards guns.

As I understand it, he's always on Bushmans in Hawaii.

What a beast of a wave. Wonder how long he can stay fit enough to take that on.

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crg commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 9:59pm

Certainly not the first piece of perfect equipment Bushy has made.

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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ojackojacko commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 10:59pm

‘bit of blood on the lung’ - just another day in the lineup. insane

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caml commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 11:03pm

Insane

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Spuddups commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 6:21am

There are certain big wave spots I can imagine at least paddling out to have a look. Jaws is not one of them. That is completely next level stuff right there. I'm surprised he's able to find a wetsuit big enough to contain his balls.

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Island Bay commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 8:56am

Mine is Mavericks, Spud.
In most footage that place looks bloody awful. I did, however, watch that long, silly Garret McNamara comeback video from Mavericks, and it looked very easy and playful, and only about 10-12ft.
20ft and with 80 hopefuls on it? No thanks.

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ryder commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 8:09am

Is Roy Stewart still alive?

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saltman commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 8:24am

Roy is back in the saddle as Building Control Officer Waikato

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Spuddups commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 10:34am

I imagine he'll be looking pretty favourably upon buildings built out of Paulownia.

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Island Bay commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 12:03pm

God forbid you'd end up in an argument with him. Nightmare! :-)

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Spuddups commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 6:38pm

He's always been unfailingly polite and helpful to me.

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 at 4:19am

But on the Flexible to Stubborn Spectrum he would veer firmly towards the latter, is what I mean :-)

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ryder commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 3:14pm

Obviously didn't sell a million dollar surfboard then?

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mick-free commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 9:52am

Snapped my Bushman at Outside Corner 2015...still feel the pain of the loss.

Mick Free FIFOFOMO

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Spuddups commented Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 at 10:26am

Yeah, that would hurt. Nothing worse than snapping a special surfboard. Except maybe eternal damnation in hell. I imagine that would be pretty bad.