Stab Magazine | Here’s an Hour of Travels and Tubes

Here’s an Hour of Travels and Tubes

Time well spent with Aritz Aranburu.

cinema // Apr 13, 2016
Words by stab
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“Aritz Aranburu would kill a bear, cook it up and eat it, just to get a barrel,” says longtime friend Kepa Acero. A sentiment you’ll have difficulty disagreeing with after watching Artiz’s surf travel mini-series. Whether it’s the tepid waters of Indonesia or the ice-cold Atlantic, if the charts are showing blobs Aritz has no problem departing on a whim to hunt them down. No region is off limits for the Basque Countryman and his entourage, they seem to have a good time regardless of conditions or adversity (fogs, flat spells, injuries, you know..). These are the kind of guys you want around on your next expedition. Now kick back and journey vicariously below with the #GoAritz series and let the man show how he spends his time outside the Surf League. 

Episode one and Aritz gets a tip off that there’s energy set to descend on the coast of Scotland. The rubber is thick and the landscape is dreamy. The forecasted swell doesn’t break any records, but the duo do manage to score sunny days and piping ledges.

Now for a wave we’re all well acquainted with (though only a number of us have experienced in reality) and Aritz’s declared favourite wave, Skeleton Bay. Slide on through to the second half for a dose of endless Namibian tubes.

It’s all disgusting wipeouts and intimidatingly large caves in this episode as Aritz and friends tackle Mexico’s heaviest stretch of sand, Puerto Escondido.

Episode four and Aritz and Kepa Acero embark into the Indonesian jungle sans-plan. “My goal for travelling to Indonesia this time was basically to get away, to live surfing in a different way, which I also love to do, meaning just putting everything aside, disconnecting from everything that’s going on and concentrating on the trip.”


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