Mateia Hiquily, Mentawais

Barrels in paradise

Young Tahitian charger Mateia Hiquily heads to the Mentawais for what he describes as “the trip of his life.” You’ll see why. From both solid left- and right-hand barrels to rippable down-the-line walls, Mateia demonstrates just how developed his surfing has become, including a switchstance pig dog at the 2:44 mark.

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