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One of The Supertubos Wildcards Just Sent Us This Clip

‘Fishbone Soup’ is Gatien Delahaye’s Carribbean delicacy.

elsewhere // Mar 2, 2023
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: 2 minutes

One would assume that Gatien Delahaye had spent heaps of time in Puerto Rico — considering he lives just a few islands over, in Guadeloupe.

Surprisingly, the above edit details his first ever trip to what many would consider the hub of Caribbean surf culture. “It’s so close, but it’s so expensive,” says Gatien. “It was a two hour flight that cost almost $1000. “

Why? Well, as many US East Coaster’s probably know, there’s a huge amount of taxes and cost undertaken by the airlines in the Caribbean, partially as a result of the many nuances in sovereignty between island nations. Guadeloupe is French, Puerto Rico is owned by the US, etc.

We’re glad he made it though, as ‘Fishbone Soup’ gives a different look at Puerto Rico than the usual footage we see from the region.

“We actually went there to surf some different waves for the swell, but things didn’t go according to plan,” Gatien tells me. “Mauro Diaz and Rolo Montes gave us some tips to score, so big shoutout to them. We ended up surfing some waves we hadn’t even heard about.”

After finishing in 14th place — tantalizingly close to qualification — on the Challenged Series in 2022, Gatien is officially the highest ranked European surfer not on the CT. What does that mean?

“I’m actually getting the CT wildcard for Peniche next week. But, I just injured myself, so I’m getting some scans to see if I’ll be able to surf,” he explains. “I got fucking clipped by a wave and my knee went sideways, so it’s a little swollen. Hopefully I’ll be able to surf, I’m still waiting for the results of the MRI. We’ll see.”

Also, worth mentioning, the name of the clip came from an off-kilter Puerto Rican menu item the boys accidentally ordered; a fish soup, which arrived at their table with nothing but bones.

Bon appétit.


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