Watch: Wade Goodall and Alex Gray in Micronesia
Though we hear little about it anymore, Palikir Pass has had a season for the ages. Since late November the western Pacific has been fizzing with swell, a storm has blown through Pohnpei's swell window every week or so.
If you follow Allois Malfatani, owner of Pohnpei Surf Club, you'll notice his befuddlement as he films perfect P'Pass, then pans to the daily international flight descending to land a few kms up the reef at Kolonia, noting that the plane has no surfers on it. "No-one is coming," deadpans Allois.
Not that the few who are already in the lineup are upset by the lack of incoming surfers.
During one of Allois' updates he mentioned a great session where Wade Goodall was the only surfer in the water all day. The following clip from Channel Island Surfboards is from the same trip. Filmed in Super 8, which never deserves the superlative, call me a philistine, whatever, it was made by experimental filmmaker Tin Ojeda.