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The WSL Doesn’t Want You To Get Barreled

You, or Tatiana Weston-Webb.

news // Oct 9, 2019
Words by Big Dick
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“I’m looking forward to getting barreled. I just thought this event would have that but unfortunately, they ran us outside. Honestly, I didn’t ever expect we’d surf out there with the forecast on offer. La Gravière is going to get good for the guys, but they just wanted to run us today so…” 

Ah, yes. You love a little fire, don’t you? Tatiana Weston-Webb said that to Rosy Hodge in her post-heat interview after a Quarterfinal loss today at the Roxy Pro. With a larger, long period swell and good wind, La Gravière had a few good waves this morning but mostly just looked like a lot of work for a broken board. 

The Roxy Pro was called on at the outside sandbank with clumsy overhead walls that offered room for two or three turns before the wave would die out completely. The WSL truly didn’t want Tati to get barreled. And they don’t want you to get barreled. And they don’t want me to get barreled. 

They might want Jordy Smith to get barreled, though. 

The forecast Tati mentioned is looking good for Friday and Saturday—a swell more palatable for La Grav and cooperative winds. As of right now, the only potential disruption seems to be a late-morning low tide. Fuck tide, though. And the moon’s gravity. And Elon Musk. 

Anyway, Johanne Defay’s wave was the best of the day. A 9.40 for two turns—one on the rail, one on an end section—and a very cute claim. You can either watch it twice or watch it and Carissa Moore’s 8.67, too. Up to you. 

The comp is already called off for tomorrow. We’ll see what happens after that.


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