Looking back at the world tour

October 14, 2018

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And just like that Jazz is back… daydreaming about sunnier days in the South Pacific. We hit him up to share some insight into all of the places he got to have a few waves. From New Zealand to the Mentawais and everything in-between… Enjoy.

 
A little hard to see, but I got to surf perfect, glassy, head high Teahupoo alone. Not sure how it happened, maybe the locals don’t bother at that size, but it was literally a dream. I paddled out 20 minutes through the channel so wasn’t sure what board to bring, but the super soaker definitely held it’s own.

A little hard to see, but I got to surf perfect, glassy, head high Teahupoo alone. Not sure how it happened, maybe the locals don’t bother at that size, but it was literally a dream. I paddled out 20 minutes through the channel so wasn’t sure what board to bring, but the super soaker definitely held it’s own.

 
We scored Raglan like this for two weeks straight. The wave is such a machine, just so long and perfect. It got pretty solid up the point but I stuck to the fish and super soaker for the extra speed.

We scored Raglan like this for two weeks straight. The wave is such a machine, just so long and perfect. It got pretty solid up the point but I stuck to the fish and super soaker for the extra speed.

 
A big, windy, scary day in New Zealand. Definitely a good time to get to know the beer chug. It took me like 5 times to find a channel along the rocks to get out. I was lucky to get a few and call it a day.

A big, windy, scary day in New Zealand. Definitely a good time to get to know the beer chug. It took me like 5 times to find a channel along the rocks to get out. I was lucky to get a few and call it a day.

 
We had some pretty tricky conditions in OZ but everything came together at this spot. It was a little slab that just churned right along the rocks. The super soaker handled some late drops and did really well in tight spaces.

We had some pretty tricky conditions in OZ but everything came together at this spot. It was a little slab that just churned right along the rocks. The super soaker handled some late drops and did really well in tight spaces.

 
Bells and Winki Pop don’t need much explanation. A fast, lined up point break perfect for the fish.

Bells and Winki Pop don’t need much explanation. A fast, lined up point break perfect for the fish.

 
A super playful right in Fiji. This was on the Coral Coast. It is less well known than the Cloudbreak area, but still has plenty of good waves without the crowds.

A super playful right in Fiji. This was on the Coral Coast. It is less well known than the Cloudbreak area, but still has plenty of good waves without the crowds.

 
Some very solid Cloudbreak. This was right before the 20 year swell came. I surfed it this morning, got one proper one, and then got washed over the entire reef past the old comp tower. I finally made it back to the lineup and Kelly Slater’s helicopter flew over us to drop him off for the swell…

Some very solid Cloudbreak. This was right before the 20 year swell came. I surfed it this morning, got one proper one, and then got washed over the entire reef past the old comp tower. I finally made it back to the lineup and Kelly Slater’s helicopter flew over us to drop him off for the swell…

 
A perfect intro to Indonesia. This was my first day at Bingin. It’s such a predictable wave, it’s an auto barrel if you backdoor the peak.

A perfect intro to Indonesia. This was my first day at Bingin. It’s such a predictable wave, it’s an auto barrel if you backdoor the peak.

 
This is Super Sucks in Sumbawa. It’s pretty fickle and transforms from the most calm, beautiful, picturesque bay into one of the hollowest, heaviest, draining barrels in indo. I let it tempt me into the inside section here and paid the reef a good visit.

This is Super Sucks in Sumbawa. It’s pretty fickle and transforms from the most calm, beautiful, picturesque bay into one of the hollowest, heaviest, draining barrels in indo. I let it tempt me into the inside section here and paid the reef a good visit.

 
I actually got my best wave of the trip at this secret spot in South Sumatra. You can kind of tell how shallow it was, and the barrel threw as wide as it is tall on the good ones.

I actually got my best wave of the trip at this secret spot in South Sumatra. You can kind of tell how shallow it was, and the barrel threw as wide as it is tall on the good ones.

 
We spent 20 days at lances right. It’s the centerfold of perfection in the Mentawais for good reason. We had a couple bigger days here and at Lances Left that were perfect for the beer chug. The waves here move so fast from deep to shallow water so the extra board length is key to getting in early.

We spent 20 days at lances right. It’s the centerfold of perfection in the Mentawais for good reason. We had a couple bigger days here and at Lances Left that were perfect for the beer chug. The waves here move so fast from deep to shallow water so the extra board length is key to getting in early.

 
More Ments perfection. I think this one was a birthday gift from the surf gods. It chandeliered pretty bad but somehow I came out half on my ass and stood back up for the end section.

More Ments perfection. I think this one was a birthday gift from the surf gods. It chandeliered pretty bad but somehow I came out half on my ass and stood back up for the end section.

 
Sri Lanka was the final stop. It’s the land of perfect, rolling, right hand point breaks. Erin had the right idea with her fat & singe,  she scored harder than me here.

Sri Lanka was the final stop. It’s the land of perfect, rolling, right hand point breaks. Erin had the right idea with her fat & singe, she scored harder than me here.