Perhaps a little too harsh a punishment for an honest drop in? We’ll let you decide.
Bethany Hamilton stomps a big fat air in Bali while filming for her upcoming movie. After her horrific accident, she rebounded in a massive way. And not only as an inspiring figure/role model. She charges. Which makes the fact that she’s one of the world’s best women surfers even more impressive. Here is a woman with one arm stomping a really critical and tweaked out frontside air reverse over an Indonesian reef.
Dane Reynolds’ pal and longtime filmer, Jason “Mini” Blanchard, recently dipped into his archives and came up with his favorites from over the years. “These are twelve of my best clips of Dane Reynolds. Filmed in Sumbawa, Japan, Hawaii, and California from 2011 – 2013, for various Marine Layer Productions projects such as ‘Excerpt’, ‘Loaded’, and Kai Neville’s ‘Dear Suburbia,’” he stated on his YouTube channel. Widely regarded as the world’s best freesurfer, these twelve waves are further proof that Dane could give the Kelly Slater and John John’s of the world a run for their money in a contest jersey.
I know, we all hate watching air reverses. But we all still dream of the day we actually stick one. Dusty Payne was kind enough break down the intricacies of the air that’s come to define modern progressive surfing: