Under A Dreamy Blue Curtain With Ryan Burch At Cloudbreak On Tuesday
A lesson in barrel riding.
On Monday, Cloudbreak was generally unruly. The winds were up, barrels were pinching and there was the occasional treasure from the coffer. The out of the noted two best waves of the day, Dane Gudang found the light and Damien Hobgood found three separate tunnels and ended up packing a not-so-friendly closeout. The big wave heavy hitters flew out for the swell: Shane Dorian, Mark Healey, Greg Long, Ryan Hipwood and Nathan Florence. Now it’s wound down, but not entirely. Here’s one wave with the asymmetrical Ryan Burch. Watch how he high-lines into the barrel, his hands aerodynamic, his assym caters to the clean Fijian tube and he slides in all the right places. Sometimes, one wave in slo-mo is all you need.
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