Watch: Clay Marzo // Jesus Stance

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

It's the welcome return of the goofy savant dressed as usual - no westuit, knee-length boardies - telegraphing his way down the line of a hollow left. This time back in Maui and the wave is far less predictable than anything you'd find around Kalbarri, yet Clay still reads the play two steps before it happens.

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Blowin commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 7:38am

Mmmmm.

You don’t see much footage of Clay from WA anymore. Wonder why that could be ......

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Solitude commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 8:09am

I'm sensing a story there??? I assumed he no longer lived there.

As for the clip. Amazing style, but jeeez what a repetitive few minutes.

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jordan-evans commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 4:38pm

Because he’s making another full length movie

The truth

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Bungan33 commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 10:55am

Aahhh man I love his surfing. Something other worldly about his take off to tube sequence. Like he is part of the wave and not on it. Just brilliant.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 1:21pm

Spill the beans blowin

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ringmaster commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 9:14pm

Drop his name next time you're in Kalbarri. You'll get the mail pretty quickly.

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The MIDdleman. commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 11:03pm
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Timmy 56 commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 8:27pm

Well reading between the lines he picked up a locals daughter and dumped her a little while later, maybe I'm miles off the reality.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 8:51pm

That’s what I’m reading...

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.cylinders commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 6:10pm

I can't imagine he was able to travel much after losing his big sponsors and having his bookkeeper steal 400k from him. He was $30k in debt when she was finished with him and his mother. Don't know anything about him not being allowed to surf here.

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The MIDdleman. commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 6:50pm

Talk about in sync.
Can read the ocean.

Signature.

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Walk around G commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 7:55pm

Kinda like Margo in reverse.....maybe? Sure looks like a solid, sure footed surfer but I think Margo is better on the rail with his massive man hacks but less so on the progressive side of things vs Clay. Bring back Margo I say!

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dangerouskook2000 commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 9:35pm

This guy is one of the best surfers on the planet. Not enough clips of him out there

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Threeup commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 11:42am

Something bizarre about the clipped article;
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.surfer.com/features/land-of-the-rainbow

It has a date of 1987 so Clay must have made a great impression as a (2?) year old.
But 5 minutes of him is equal to about 3 WSL circuses. He just rides waves with a freedom we can only envy.

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strictlybizness commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 12:17pm

Just waiting on music complaints from the peanut gallery.

Great edit.

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Sprout commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 3:30pm

Zoom the fuck out... oh right, shit song.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 3:48pm

His tube stalls are something else

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Clam commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 6:46pm

Why is it 1987 hey what's the true date please ?

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Reform commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 6:56pm

Haven't seen a goofy footer that good/in tune/as stylish/dancing with the rhythm, since Brett Evans back in 1973 when Brett came back from the world trip with Father Bob after filming Drouyn. He was inspirational. This guy is on a high level! Liked his surfing a lot!

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Fredluvin commented Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 7:15pm

Had the privilege of watching him surf a clean, flawless and frightening 8m swell at Kalbarri a few years ago. Carpark was packed and only one guy out and a jet ski. "Who is that guy" I asked a local bloke. Marzo! Amazing surfer, pulling into tubes that you could have parked a bus in. He was so deep, so relaxed, wearing a pair of board shorts, and standing tall with his hands behind his back. Never forget it. The most incredible waves met with equally incredible surfing...