Oliver Kurtz, backside nosepick, Hawaii
Last time he surfed Pipe, Oliver Kurtz, pictured here, broke his leg. And, he’s been outta the water since. And, when he finally just got back in the water, where do you suppose his first surf was? But, Pipe! And, big Pipe, too, not fun, playful Pipe. Ain’t hard to be fond of Hawaii. Just […]
Last time he surfed Pipe, Oliver Kurtz, pictured here, broke his leg. And, he’s been outta the water since. And, when he finally just got back in the water, where do you suppose his first surf was? But, Pipe! And, big Pipe, too, not fun, playful Pipe.
Ain’t hard to be fond of Hawaii. Just ask photog Ryan Miller, currently there now: “Hawaii is just the best, the fucking best, place ever!” he says. “One day Oliver’s getting blown out of barrels at 12 foot Pipe, and the next he’s loosening the fins at a chest high beach break (pictured). Rarely at any surf location do you get to do something that dramatically different in two days. I love Hawaii for that. Such a roller-coaster ride with waves and swell from day to day.” Just makes you wanna do backstrokes through the steam, huh?
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