Watch: Matt Meola - A Surfing Surfer

Craig Brokensha
Swellnet Dispatch

We see glimpses of Matt Meola in short clips here and there, but this 12 minute long piece tops them all. Incredible aerial surfing from one of the best in the business between the tropical locales of Hawaii and Fiji.

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nicko74 commented Thursday, 16 Jan 2020 at 5:00pm

Incredible! Wow!

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Walk around G commented Thursday, 16 Jan 2020 at 6:51pm

Totally agree, I'm absolutely useless when it's windy, this edit really shows his amazing ability in the water....Wow!

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SoCal Steve commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 4:29am

Makes me realize how flexible I am not. Unreal surfing.

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kang commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 8:43am

How does one achieve so much pop?

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wax-on-danielson commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 8:48am

I’m guessing most of this is filmed in Maui, not sure if he is from there but he kind of throws tail like Clay Marzo. Wonder how he would go on a windsurfer.

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snakeman commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 9:37am

Maui, "the windiest place on planet earth" seriously?

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Walk around G commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 12:24pm

Nah, pretty sure that it's Mt Washington in the US, they cop massive weather systems coming of the Pacific in winter.

https://youtu.be/F36WalK8dQ0

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Jamyardy commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 3:00pm

Yeah and that "remote island" he travelled to later, is probably not "Just East of the equator" !

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Craig commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 3:02pm

Think they're taking the piss ;)

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Walk around G commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 6:48pm

Hmmm, just east of the equator......I too like that clue, LOL!

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The MIDdleman. commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 9:59am

I just got a sore neck from shaking my head so much.

Also one of the biggest coral trout I've seen.

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lukemandrakas commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 11:46am

Best flick in a long time!! Wow

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northeasterly commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 12:14pm

Amazing ability. Makes my back hurt just watching.

Weirdly after watching all those airs the turn at 3.50 was the highlight.

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bipola commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 12:47pm

i was stocked to see power surfing, bottom turns and cutbacks
he really attacks the wave, unreal performance

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seabreeze commented Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 at 12:56am

The first two songs in the clip are written and sung by his sister, Lily Meola. There is a clip featuring the family I saw on Fuel TV a couple of years ago. Well worth checking out on YouTube. She is as talented a musician as he is a surfer.

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epictard commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 2:27pm

All those wasted floater sections!!

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 7:58pm

That was very very good.