Coco Nogales // Peaking // 21:08

Government records might lead you to believe otherwise, but our word is that Coco Nogales is the mayor of Puerto Escondido. For years, he’s been on every swell and his smile is always brighter than that too-hot afternoon Mexican sun. In Peaking, Red Bull invites us to ride shotgun with the mayor as the XXL swell of July 2014 rubs Puerto the right way. Coco might not have caught the wave that will win him the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year, but he does, however, win our hearts.