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“i've been having this goal of dropping into a mavs left for the last couple of years. the time came in the late 2018 swell and once i positioned myself to drop beneath the pocket, the board was so big that i understood very quickly no way i was gonna be able to make that turn into the pit in time. the next frame of a second i was pulverized and felt that building pulling me down to the deepest i've been to. down there the pound was unbelievable, as if the foam was alive and furious. i shut down everything to save as much oxygen as i could because i knew it was going be a long hold down. i just remember coming up with not much air and being grabbed immediately by my rescue” - big wave charger @nicvonrupp on his near death experience at mavs | video by @powerlinesproductions
In this week's episode of your weekly tube, @connercoffin & @parkercoffin score a session at home in santa barbara before packing for australia. make sure to watch for a look inside conner's board bag for snapper: wsl.tv/ywt | video by @ryanperry
Wsl photographer @edsloanephoto has hand picked these shots as his favorite moments he shot from the 2018 championship tour season. 📸
read more about why ed chose to feature these moments through the link in our bio!