Jesse Mendes, slob and sky, Hawaii
Oh, don’t this make you wanna go dive in? Meet Jesse Mendes. Well, you might’ve already heard of this Brazilian kid. “This guy was all over the QS ratings earlier this year and I was loving him,” says photog Ryan Miller. “All smiles, best attitude, best english and the least amount of claims. Then, he […]
Oh, don’t this make you wanna go dive in? Meet Jesse Mendes. Well, you might’ve already heard of this Brazilian kid. “This guy was all over the QS ratings earlier this year and I was loving him,” says photog Ryan Miller. “All smiles, best attitude, best english and the least amount of claims. Then, he disappeared. I didn’t even realise he was gone, but I saw his name slipping down the rankings when I’d been thinking he’d make the 2013 WT.”
So, where was the kid? Miller explains: “I saw him out surfing Insanities, the bit of sand just down the way from Off The Wall. He had a massive scar down his ankle and told me he had come out of surgery and hadn’t surfed for three months. The guy has a great head on his shoulders and the talent to match. Watch for Jesse to creep back up the qualifying rankings next year.”
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