Watch: Ewing, Simmers, Medina, Various CTers Prep For Punta Roca Swell Bender - Stab Mag



Watch: Ewing, Simmers, Medina, Various CTers Prep For Punta Roca Swell Bender

17 minutes of overcast El Salvadorean freesurfing.

cinema // Jun 6, 2024
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: < 1 minute

The unenviable task of following up Shiseido Tahiti Pro 2024 is a bit like coming on after The Stones, and in terms of pulse raciness, Punta Roca not only isn’t Teahupo’o, it isn’t even Rocky Point,” writes Paul Evans, in our El Salvador event preview. “We already knew it wasn’t J-Bay, since Jordy threatened assenters (jokes), but while the wave mightn’t be heart-stoppingly beautiful, the surf consistency of the coast is definitely world class. Copping everything from 10 000 mile Tasman Sea travellers, to punchy souths, local gear, even occasional hurricane lines, the joint is nothing if not relentless.”

Above, the entire CT parses out the goods from a day at Punta Roca that looks to be marginal in comparison to what the event window will offer.

Make your predictions for who will win the Surf City Pro here.

Gamble Ramble:

Mikey C may have fumbled the bag in Tahiti, but there’s plenty more where that came from…

El Sal picks are as follows:

Event winner
$70 on JJF at +600 to win $420
$50 on Ethan Ewing at +800 to win $400
$20 on Ramzi Boukhiam at +4000 to win $1200
$70 on Caity Simmers at +600 to win $420
$50 on Bettylou SJ at +800 to win $400
$30 on Brisa Hennessy at +1200 to win $400

MC’s 2024 season earnings:
Pipe: $2,458
Sunset: $1,022
Portugal: $500
Bells: $0
Margs: $901
Teahupo’o: -$639


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