Miguel Pupo and the reality of surfing, Gold Coast
“Is this the shittest surf photo ever?” asks the photographer, Ryan Miller. “Possibly, maybe, but damn, it was bad out there tonight. So much talent in the water and so little wave. Shocking for a photographer.” Ok, it ain’t a Miguel Pupo slamming through a no-hands drainer, or belting the hell out of a shoulder-high […]
“Is this the shittest surf photo ever?” asks the photographer, Ryan Miller. “Possibly, maybe, but damn, it was bad out there tonight. So much talent in the water and so little wave. Shocking for a photographer.”
Ok, it ain’t a Miguel Pupo slamming through a no-hands drainer, or belting the hell out of a shoulder-high lip, or spinning over a wild section. It’s Miguel flicking a little frontside number on a weak wave as an afterthought. But y’know, this is surfing. And this is Miguel’s reality right now. The Quiksilver Pro could run at any time over the next 10 days and it ain’t up to Miguel when it does. All he can do is be ready for whatever he has to surf in. Which brings up this photograph’s stock. That, and it’s just… pretty, right?
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