Film: Kamala Maither
Oh How We've Missed Clay Marzo
Five minutes with the Maui freak.
Even now, there's something undeniably special about Clay Marzo's surfing.
He has an innate read on the wave, like every droplet of water is falling in slow motion while he's on double-time. Clay's also incredibly nimble and, for a relatively tall surfer, can fit himself in the teensiest pockets of air. The ocean seems to fall all around him, but never on his head.
It's remarkable to watch.
After what feels like several years without a video release (is he still working on that film?), Clay hit us with a five-minute banger from his favorite wave on Maui—a left that, due to its wild and imperfect nature, keeps the crowds perpetually at bay, meaning more tubes for Clay whenever it's on.
Just the way he likes it.