Finless surfing by John Galera

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Finless surfing by John Galera

Unread post by bgreen » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:07 pm

If you click on this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... UbvlSXK0JZ you'll go to a gallery of video shot by John Galera.

John Galera.MOV is the file of particular interest (five rows down on the left). If you get an error, download it and then play it.

A close up experience of some big wave paipo board riding.

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Re: Finless surfing by John Galera

Unread post by krusher74 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:43 am

I can see that designs failings in that one video, no hold and drive from the rail on the take off to make clean face. Then really no rail grip at all once the whitewater hits. The rail is blown and he's sliding pretty much the whole time.

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Re: Finless surfing by John Galera

Unread post by bgreen » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:09 pm

I've watched this many times.

Dropping with the lip on a big wave is a tough takeoff.

The slide occurs, after the lip hit the wave face above him. Given the wave size, most boards would have had a tough time.

Watch it a few times, the stoke spreads.

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Re: Finless surfing by John Galera

Unread post by zensuni » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:06 am

Very nice video, the wave looks huge although I know how action cams flatten waves.
And that take off ! Very very late for sure.

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