2X4 LEAGACY – 5’10 X 18.65 X 2.38 PHOTO:@MENDODORNELLAS
Hey Nic! How is it being back home prepping for the upcoming big wave season?
“Yo Yo! The Boys! I feel like during winter time its a hassle here in euprope running around, cold water, heavy beatings”
Happy to trade in the big boards and wetsuits for some warm water barrels?
“Feels good to go to Indo, I have been going since a young age and just feels awesome to go to Deserts get barreled, not have a single worry, surfing in board shorts and just frothing out!”
What boards did you use during your recent trip in Indonesia?
“I was using the 2×4’s. I used the 5’10 on the smaller days as a 3 fin and the 6’2 on the bigger days. Boards felt really amazing! I really enjoyed how it rode in the barrel with speed and how fast it would pump through those sections”
Happy with the equipment and overall trip?
“It was a dream trip! I had never really “scored” Deserts and it was like two swells in a row. Epic waves, just as good as it gets. I was super stoked with the equipment”
How do you like the WSL’s idea sending surfers on more “strike mission” type of trips for coverage?
“With the tour their was only three events so we would appear only three days in the whole year so I think its great the WSL is sending people on strike missions and trying to promote the big wave scene. I think its positive you know, WSL always does a great job and I think its going in the right direction.”
You are pretty familiar with the whole “get up and go” type of travels this past year filming for “ON IT” and staring in your movie “RAIL ROAD”. Seems like this platform might be perfect?
“Thats it man, big waves, slabs and chasing swells. A contest just doesn’t do justice what our life is so its exciting times! I feel like their needs to be a tour as well as the WSL doing content around us is also really good. To have WSL support is awesome. Even though there is no event at Mavericks I see Mavericks as one of the biggest challenges. Thats my goal, I wanna push it out there, try and ride bigger barrels on the left, I feel like Mavericks is gonna have an impact on my career and thats where I want to put my efforts into.”
Thanks so much Nic! Hoping for yet another successful year for you and even though Mavericks will not be on the BWT schedule we hope to see some epic free surfs to come!
“Having you guys in Santa Cruz and having Stretch’s support for example giving me that 9’9 and all the insight its definitely one of the places I want to base myself and push the limits. Yeeewww!”