Video: Morgan Maassen/O'Neill
Allow Victoria Vergara To Cross-step Into Your Heart
French smokeshow x Morgan Maasen: what's not to love?
While it's terribly boring to watch, we can all agree that traditional longboarding is the sexiest form of surfing.
There's none of the pornographic thrusting and grunting customary to shortboarding, nor the asexual androgyny attached to mid-lengths and fishes.
Longboarding is slow, sensual, and quietly precise. It's all about matching the wave's pace with your own and guiding the board with gentle but deliberate movements.
A prime example of longboarding's tactile grace would be Victoria Vergara, a 25-year-old Frenchwoman and regular Duct Tape invitee. In this Morgan Maassen short, Vic effortlessly tames North Atlantic rollers with her studied cross-step, drawing the viewer closer to the screen with a notepad in hand.