They say Huntington Beach is a real piece of crap.
That it’s small and it’s weak and it’s a glorified closeout. But the cool thing about Huntington is, all the world’s best have had it absolutely dialed. Curren, Occy, Slater, Andy — all guys you’d think would hate HB’s mediocre waves, all of them past champions of the US Open and/or OP Pro. Talented surfers can make any wave look good.
Enter the Brazilians.
Most of them grew up surfing waves similar to HB. All of them blow up around the US Open. Even Willian Cardoso, who once got second place in 1-foot HB despite nearing 200 pounds. Because these guys are really talented.