When The QS Is Over, Turn Out The Lights
A seven-mile final.
The North Shore this time of year is a colony of mice. From the well-established to groms hoping for footage, surfers scatter from house to house, spot to spot and make their best and worst impressions. And for the younger kids who are trying to please their sponsors and get noticed it can be an anxious time. From OTW to Sunset there’s nowhere to hide – everyone’s watching. Cameras line the shore fit with lensmen and women in wide brim hats, sweating in the winter humidity and knowing they can forget about saving clips. Every mistake and make are seen and shot from various angles. Here we get the season finale of Jake Patterson’s Snake Tales, featuring Leo Fioravanti, Zeke Lau, Kanoa Igarashi, Ramzi Boukhiam, Marc Lacomare, and Griffin Colapinto. It’s an accurate depiction of life on the QS and how being a professional surfer, although taxing at times, sure beats sitting in an office. But, whatever you do, just don’t call it a ‘grind’.
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