Thursday, November 01, 2007

Funny the nostalgic photos we come across. I was proofreading our Teamriderz page and noticed this one of Nathan... I remember it as if it was yesterday - Teahupo'o the first day we went there back in 2003. We were completely psyched and petrified - everyone had told us this wave would hurt us bad. You know, that old metre-thick lip and centimetres-deep water scenario we love to hate? In fact, we were so psyched that Nathan jumped in his kayak and paddled into the line-up with no helmet on, still wearing his (sponsored, expensive) sunglasses, and no-one noticed until he took the drop and pulled in on this wave. Oops. Needless to say Nathan himself realised the error of his ways as he saw razor sharp coral poking up everywhere, and he came back to the boat for his lid. Sadly the expensive shades were long gone. Sorry cébé...