MAKUA Rothman sits down with our brother across the pond, Chris Cote, to regale you with a little reality from the reef at Teahupoo. Excuse the slight mumbling, his bottom lip was only reattached a few hours beforehand…
Should you be feeling squeamish this probably isn’t the interview you are looking for. If, however, rearranging your face on the reef, calling in morphine favours and jail-breaking from Tahitian hospitals tickles your fancy then button-up.
Pick a solid swell, make the treacherous paddle, avoid the fang-like rocks on the inside, and you could score some of the longest rights of your life.
If Jack Kerouac surfed he would have chewed his beatnik leg off to get on this trip. Desert Point to Shipstern and everything in between.
Not all winter is cold, even if the country is in danger of washing away there will be surfers lapping up the storms
Those two imposters, triumph and disaster, go hand in hand in the sport of bodyboarding, especially for those hellmen who push the boundaries of what is surfable.
From Europe to the West Coast of the States Alex Botelho had one hell of a season