Wednesday, November 11, 2015

France Flashback - Legendary Lafitenia


Lafitenia: The blurb on Surfline sums it up best
A beautiful righthand pointbreak, complete with steps in the steep take-off, that leads into a long wall and occasionally hollow inside section. After the excitement of the first steep section, the wall fattens up and allows repetitive cutbacks into the hook before the final race to the shorebreak close-out. Frequented by multi ability surfers on various craft, it's a fairly friendly wave, unlike the psycho outside left that Slater has towed in seasons past.

That said, this is probably the best wave I've ever surfed. Ever.

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steep takeoff leads to a very fast section 
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trawlers in the cove
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later that afternoon, the swell backed off and there was a slight wobble on the water
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stoked French groms
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post surf chillin'

the actual board I used, it's creator, Guilhem Rainfray, and its conceptual father, Bing Copeland
picture stolen from Swaylocks.com - more on this later, and thanks Jeffrey for lending me your baby!