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Is Matt Banting The Best Unsponsored Surfer In The World?

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Is Matt Banting The Best Unsponsored Surfer In The World?

Matt Banting's Instagram is a fertile den of hi-fi surfing performance. 

Each video is a meticulously curated compilation of weightless punts, uninterrupted carves, and gymnastic fin drifts. His comments abound with compliments from surfing's highest powers, and rightfully so. Matt Banting's is some of the most technically perfect surfing on the internet. In the world. 

Recently, Matt decided to turn those tasty morsels into a bustling combo platter, resulting in the three-minute Youtube clip you'll find above. 

Have you seen some of these clips before? Probably—if your thumb performs the doctor recommended 10,000 scrolls per day—but that doesn't make them any less impressive the second, third, or tenth time around. 

Also, how is it that no matter what board Banting is on (typically an LSD, occasionally a CI or other brand), he looks sharper than a toucan's beak? Either Stacey is constantly pumping out ninja stars or Banting is just that good. 

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