La Puesta Del Sol, which means “the sunset” in Spanish, is all about the experience, the fun, the sun and… the feeling that you get as you wake off from the top of an skyscraper in a helicopter bound for the unknown.
What if I told you there was an unknown sand-bottom right that is five kilometres long, breaks 20 metres off the beach, holds six foot of swell and has only been surfed by four people on the entire planet?
When an 8-foot swell hit Hawaii’s Oahu we tracked its movements in various directions and finally zeroed in on a remote atoll many, many miles from the densely populated line-ups of the famed North Shore.
We’d been in J-Bay and since we were both out of the running for the WSL event we thought, well sweet; we’re in a good part of the world for wearing wetsuits and finding some space to ourselves so we thought: Let’s go searching.
Over the years, Rip Curl’s flagship Search boat the Quest 1 had been a home away from home to the Rip Curl girls, but alas, she is no more. Earlier this year she unfortunately sunk – just a week before the girls were due to go on a Search trip.
It’s the driving force that lead to the creation of Rip Curl. It’s all about pure Searching for Surf and enjoying the beautiful ride along the way. This clip sums up that deep rooted sense of exploration and desire and invites you in for a deeper look, for and at yourself.
Whether it’s from the top of an Alaskan mountain or the top of the chairlift at your local resort, we all take the time to gaze at our surroundings. That special moment allows us to imagine all the possible lines, to realize how lucky we are and fuel the stoke before dropping in.