If wiping out is an art, this recovery is a masterpiece of Picasso proportions. Mikey Wright, kin of World Tour stars Owen and Tyler, does what appears to be the ultimate fall-to-bodysurf-to-recovery ever. After pearling on his second turn, his board pops through the lip only to be pulled back into the wave by his leash. Then, through a combination of whitewash, physics, and luck, it plops down right in front of where he’s bodysurfing, allowing for a clean mount back onto it.
This isn’t the first incredible fall recovery at a left point. A couple months back, Ramon Navarro had a similar logic-defying wipeout. But we must say, Mikey Wright’s is slightly more impressive because he’s able to continue pumping down the line after whereas Ramon’s wave closes out.