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This Is The Type Of Surfing That Nobody Hates

Micky Clarke and Rolo Montes just stole your heart with power and style. 

cinema // Mar 26, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Hailing from the US east coast, I’ve visited Puerto Rico more times than you’ve washed your hands this week. 

Total number of days I’ve spent in the United States’ unincorporated wind tunnel? Has to be close to 100. 

Total number of days with favorable winds? I honestly think it’s less than five. 


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It happens, just rarely. Photo: Claire Murphy


Of course someone is going to say: “But Puerto Rico is an island. It’s always offshore somewhere.”

And that person would be right. But. 

My statements above are referencing the northwestern corner of island, where the most concentrated mass of PR’s noteworthy waves reside—like that one they surfed in the CT event (which the ASP somehow scored), the left tube, the right tube, and most of the other tubes in between.


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Serious Hawaii vibes. Photo: Claire Murphy


With Puerto Rico’s prevailing winds blowing from the northeast, this part of the island is constantly side-onshore, like a shitty version of Oahu’s North Shore (which is side-off).

Nonetheless, in the video above—starring Puerto Rican power-stylist Rolo Montes and Californian power-stylist Micky Clarke—it would appear that the boys scored consistently clean, undeniably pumping surf for the majority of their two-week stint. 

I guess we can chalk that up to local knowledge (thanks, Rolo). 

Any way you slice it, the surfing in this clip is incredibly pleasing to the eye. It’s fast, raw, and dare we say that these two are criminally underrated. We recommend you give it a watch. 


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The Puerto Rican don. I mean Dane. Photo: Claire Murphy



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