Oldfartsurfer, Snail, put on a champion performance at the mystical point on Sunday evening. Many were calling it too difficult to ride and weren't brave enough to turn up. However, when the Oldfartsurfer spied Snail ripping Japanese sea stars off the rocks he could tell that there was no stopping him.
(1. Snail takes off on a bomb)
Snail and the Oldfartsurfer watched a few go by and finally Snail said "that's it I've got to go out, its too perfect to resist". So, with no one else brave enough to paddle out, the brave Snail paddled out alone. The Oldfartsurfer raced back and got his camera to capture the moment.
(2. Snail then powers off the bottom)
Snail's weapon of choice was his Kevin 09 stimulus model, chosen for its ability to hold a line and stay on message.
(3. Snail powers off the top)
Fresh from a recent trip to Hawaii, Snail was fit and in tune with the bigger waves.
(4. Snail powers, trims and sets up for the barrel while two birds look on)
(5. Snails head gets barrelled)
"I manaaged to get the barrel of the day" said Snail, "I was really proud that I could bend my 54 y.o. knees and crouch in the pocket" he said after completely losing his head under the curtain.
(6. Snail finishes off with a layback cutback)
The Olfartsurfer said, "I thought it was one of the most inspiring paddle outs I've seen. There's not many others who would have paddled out in those conditions."