“The waves were small all week…” “These aren’t ‘Dream Tour’ quality waves…” “Half the day it was crumbly onshore…” “Blah, blah, blah…”
The complaints about this year’s US Open of Surfing were much ado about nothing, really. That’s because the current generation of surf athletes have shown that, yes they can ride deep heavy barrels, but they can also blow up in small surf. Adjusting for ANY conditions and making it look graceful and radical is the new standard. It’s anything but “three to the beach” anymore and always, always exciting to watch.
These photos by our friend Peter Dive (thanx again Peter!) prove just that:
Contest Winner Alejo Muniz
Up and comer Mitch Coleborn