While the Ho'okipa boys have pushed what’s possible in the air realm, their contributions to big-wave paddle surfing can’t be understated. What’s their latest offering? Look no further than what you see above, a spanking new Hawaiian slab, put through its paces by Layer and Francisco Porcella, who were joined in this last session by Billy Kemper.
“Kaleo Roberson and Epes (Sargent) turned us onto it. They kinda got us out there the first couple times,” says Albee. The edit shows just how difficult this lurching beast is to tame, but if any crew can, it’s these guys.