thinking? what were they
In our pastimes as surfers we often have our minds blown or get to witness something truly unique while out there in our element we love to partake in.
It could be a flawless or mutated wave that grabs our attention or a brush with wildlife that we share the oceans with, but more often than not it is those that we share the lineups with most, other surfers, that we get to witness either truly remarkable feats or sometimes truly stupid moments that make you question yourself as you paddle back out, how did they do that? Or how the hell did they survive that? Over the years surf media has published billions of captured moments such as these, and quite often we hear from the surfer in question or an opinion piece from the writer, so we thought in these moments that we’d get the first hand thought and experience from those closest to this moment and find out “What were they thinking?”. We kick it off with young Gisborne Gromette Saffi Vette and her up close and personal view of one of her heroes Ricardo Christie.
“Going surfing with Ric is such a gr eat opportunity. It isn’t just surfing with him, hanging out, ha ving fun and gaining knowledge from his past experiences competing on tour and attending other elite competitions. Ric is such a nic e guy and it’s not everyday someone like him allows a ‘kid’ like me to call him up to go surfing and spend time in the water with someone of his capabilities. Me and my brother have been surfing a bit with him lat ely since he’s been back and watching him nail down a repertoire of manoeuvres like it’s nothing makes you strive to push your surfing to higher levels. It’s cool to see him having fun when your trading off good waves and having a bit of banter. My froth levels increase when I get a front row seat to world class surfing!!!”