TheKiteMag - English (Preview version) TheKiteMag #29 - English (Preview) - Page 85

fter a lot of stress, thankfully it all came together in the end and for a brief window, the sun poked through, the wind was on, and it was just myself and Reo trading perfect barrels for four hours at one of the most beautiful line-ups in the world. It’s hard to believe, but photos barely do that place justice. The waves, the water clarity and staring out of the barrel at those mountains is a view I’ll never forget. It was inconsistent, but some absolutely perfect waves when they came through and I had some amazing waves that will definitely keep the stoke going for a while. To top it off, to be shooting with Ben Thouard was a dream. He knows that wave so well and has captured some amazing shots over the years. As fun as that session was, before we knew it the rain was back and our time was up. It ended up being a short window, but that session will still go down as one of the best I’ve had. Things like this always make trips tough, but in a way it actually makes those moments even more special. You only need a few good ones to make it worthwhile and I can’t wait to get back and spend some more time there next season… M AG I C M O M E N TS 85