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Noa Deane Rides Some Trippy Sleds

Noa Deane is one of the most progressive surfers in the world today.

But that doesn’t mean he forgot his roots. Take this edit, where the young Australian samples boards of old at a zippery right point. Noa seems to have an innate understanding of surfboards, as he rides every one of the eclectic sleds differently to account for their outline and structure. He never looks out of place or out of control, rather he rides each board in the way they were meant to be ridden. At the end of the clip Noa hops on his typical stick, and you can see the aerial intent emanating through every pore. He shifts his weight from a back-foot-dominant posture to a full-speed-ahead stance, and I think you can guess what happens next…