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Cookies, with Michel Bourez (plus a sequence you’ll love)

From Stab Issue 74: Cookies, with Michel Bourez, 28, Paea, Tahiti The last five things you searched for on Google: Google Earth, Margaret River, Firewire surfboards, Malaysia Airline news, lepoint.fr.Last five websites you visited: windguru, surfline, ASP, twitter, choupi et doudou (son’s favourite show).Last music you bought: Dust in the Wind, Kansas.Last movie you saw: Sherlock […]

style // Mar 8, 2016
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From Stab Issue 74: Cookies, with Michel Bourez, 28, Paea, Tahiti

The last five things you searched for on Google: Google Earth, Margaret River, Firewire surfboards, Malaysia Airline news, lepoint.fr.
Last five websites you visited: windguru, surfline, ASP, twitter, choupi et doudou (son’s favourite show).
Last music you bought: Dust in the Wind, Kansas.
Last movie you saw: Sherlock Holmes.
Last magazine you bought: Men’s Health.
Last text message you sent: Vaimiti (partner) about lights for our house.
Last item of clothing you bought: Nike shirts.
Last thing you broke: My board (a week ago) #teahupoo.
Last drink you had: Hinano (a week ago).
Last five people you phoned: Teva, Vaimiti, Tikanui, Naea, Kevin (friends and family).
Last youtube clip you watched: Flute New World Sound and Thomas Newson.
Last thing you lost: My heat against Freddy P.
Last time you caught public transport: Airplane, two weeks ago. Buses? A long time. Five years, maybe.
Last country you visited: Australia.
Last person you lent money to: Vaimiti (partner).
Last time you surfed Teahupoo: A week ago.
Last time you were dropped in on: Snapper, 100 times.
Last time you dropped in on someone: Snapper, 200 times.
Last time you you yelled in the surf: A week ago.
Last time you claimed a wave: Last December #pipemasters.
Last surfboard you rode: Firewire #timbertake.
Last time you checked your Facebook page: Five seconds ago.
Last photo you posted on Instagram: Five hours ago.
Last five locations you surfed: Teahupoo, Papara beachbreak, secret spot, secret spot and secret spot.
Last words: Mauruuru roa (thanks a lot).

And, that sequence above? Is there anything quite as lovely as an autumn day suddenly interrupted by an eruption of hellfire? This is from a slow-ish session in Western Australia during the waiting period for the Margaret River contest, but one enlivened by the Tahitian who, with two event wins this year, now finds himself as a world title contender. “Thank god he paddled out,” says the photographer, Tom Carey. “He fucking blew doors on everyone. So strong! Everyone else was trying to find their groove but he was already in his with that mix of power and flair. Other guys were searching for sections but he was going after it. He out-surfed everyone.”

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