Video & Editing by Andrew Christie
Plenty of moaning about the marginal surf at this year’s Rip Curl Pro. “You call this the Dream Tour?!” Things like that. No, it wasn’t perfect; if you took away the clean air and isolation and raw natural beauty, Torquay might have passed for pretty good Huntington Beach. But actors can’t always choose their stage, can they? Sometimes they just have to go out and perform. From Bells to 13th Beach to Winkipop to Johanna, that’s what the Tour surfers did — they performed, and, in the end, earned their standing ovation.