Watch: Holy Water

Craig Brokensha
Swellnet Dispatch

A more relaxed and chilled video from some serious waves in Indonesia. Maybe it's just the backing track and slo-mo, but some of the barrels and POV are beautifully mesmerising.

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 1:47pm

Current Sydney drought has one wanting to drink sea water.

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udo commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 2:00pm

What is ridden at 2.07 ..big old single fin ?

kaki bibaita

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 2:51pm

looks like a narrow thruster mini-gun

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm

Might be this one:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzRaRi7H2KV/

Noticed Takeda was listed in the credits, and had a look at his insta.

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 4:19pm

Indeed. Single fins are fun n all, but if you had the choice, why not use more fins on such a critical wave? Once rode a old '77 single fin out at Burleigh because I was really into building style and understanding of the power pocket at the time, a guy came up to me and said "why are you riding that piece of shit!?", and he was right.. I get why Kelly Slater was so frustrated when it became fad to re-visit all the old designs.

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 4:40pm

Yet the same Kelly Slater thinks Steph Gilmore should ride a twinnie (outdated design) in comps. And Steph arguably looked better on a single (in Spirit of Akasha), than on a thruster.
What I mean is that sometimes another board is just the ticket.

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curly2alex commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 6:52pm

Maybe it felt good mate...

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Ape Anonymous commented Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019 at 9:31am

Kelly is really good at complimenting people -he's a nice guy, one of the reasons the surf-industry made him into the face of surfing. But do you see him riding old stuff? No, he's innovating constantly, as with most all the other shapers of the original "shortboard revolution" era.

No doubt that single fins feel good and help to build surfing skill, but it's not the 1970's, and so it's strange to see someone take one all the way to Indo in place of a something more advanced. I mean, even thrusters are becoming outdated.

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fish_terry commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 5:10pm

Broken link. Sorry guys, I took this down due to a misspelled credit, before realizing you guys posted.

New link below
https://vimeo.com/348146796

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Craig commented Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 at 6:39pm

Ah, thanks, changed!