Watch: Bellet-style bodysurfing

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

With a clean south swell and west winds, much of the East Coast was on the pump yesterday, and as it was the first swell in months the crowds were thick. So it was a surprise that Clint Kimmins jagged a solo session at Cape Solander through the middle of the day.

But there's a technicality: He may have been the only stand up surfer, but he wasn't the only surfer, as bodysurfer Jake Rosenbrock was also out there. With the sets going uncontested, Clipper and Jake took advantage of the extra space and went full Bellet - Jake dropping in while filming, and Clipper taking off behind him, coming around, and pulling in.

"I looked back," said Clipper, "and he was on the foamball. We both came out cheering"

Yeah, there's some spray, it's filmed off Jake's mouthmount, but it's a ballsy effort. Apparently there's a land angle of the wave. If you see it, or if you filmed it, then drop us a line.

 

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JosephStalin commented Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 3:41pm

Sick one I didn't think the body surfer was going to make it but he was floating on the foamball

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WAWhandplanes commented Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 10:33pm

Such a great clip, nice work fellas!

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barrel_pig commented Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 10:40pm

Woohoo! Thanks for the feature Stu, and for the stoke Clint. This gem made my short session arvo fully worth it.

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John1705 commented Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 3:27pm

Great clip Jake, pretty special.

John Watson

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ds882 commented Sunday, 12 May 2019 at 8:59pm

Hi I just stumbled on this. I was on the rocks watching and I have the clip, it was just taken from my samsung phone. How should I send it to you its a 130MB file

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barrel_pig commented Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 5:00pm

Hey mate, yes please! I'm the bodysurfer. If you find me on Insta (barrel_pig) send me a DM, can email from there or something. Thanks.