New Zealand Surfing - - Beatings -

Jimmy is an un­der­ground charger who has built him­self a rep­u­ta­tion over the last 20 years as one of the best tube riders on our shores. There are many sto­ries of ses­sions throughout the coun­try where crew have pulled up to heavy reef breaks at first light to find Jimmy out there solo in the dark tak­ing on eight foot pits. When you push the lim­its as far as Jimmy does you of­ten find your­self in the zone of 50/50 calls. By be­ing su­per deep and tak­ing off late you could be re­warded with the bar­rel of the day, but if you play it safe and take no risk out on the shoul­der your chances are near to nil. They say for ev­ery risk there is an equal or bet­ter re­ward. For Jimmy on this wave that was not the case this time. How­ever af­ter pad­dling back out and po­si­tion­ing him­self in a sim­i­lar fash­ion the very next wave, he was tubed off his head, we’ve saved that se­quence for an­other time, and are sure it won’t be the last pit Jimmy slots into.

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