Finally, Some Air Wind! ft. Bajan Board Pilot Josh Burke
Soup Bowl's finest heads to WA.
Josh Burke hails from Barbados, home of deep Caribbean accents, a constantly dank aroma, and the infamous Soup Bowl.
You might remember this curling, concave reef from Taylor Steele's Sipping Jetstreams, where Kelly Slater redefined modern tube-riding. Slater has said that Soup Bowl, on its day, might just be his favorite wave in the world.
However, a prevailing side-onshore win plagues the Bajan reef, meaning that Josh must occasionally seek quality surf outside his Caribbean isle. Between QS events, Josh recently visited the Margaret River region of Western Australia, where he teamed up with local lensman and slow-mo aficionado Tom Jennings.
The best of their bounty were sent to California's Hunter Martinez, who compiled the clips in a piece you'll find above. Give it a watch, then catch up with Josh for a brief interview below.
Josh Burke: First time to WA and definitely not my last. Was a last minute trip after a run of QS’s around Sydney with Josh Moniz. We didn't score but had fun air sections the whole trip. I loved West Aus for how raw and country it is.
Jenno's a legend! Easy to work with and full of humor. Also doesn't mind swimming in a black fullsuit with sharks to film the boys.
Nah I wasn't studying it too much. Only scary times was when I was out the back alone or when the shark alarms would go off, but then I'd just paddle next to Jenno. Sharkiest place I've ever been is NSB Florida.