Mikey February Harmonizes with Legendary Mexican Pointbreak (Watch)

Mikey February Harmonizes with Legendary Mexican Pointbreak (Watch)

In December of 2018, Mikey February surfed his final occasion as a full-time surfer on WSL’s Championship Tour. Fellow South African Jordy Smith confirmed him the door and an equal thirteenth on the Billabong Pipe Masters. A blessing in disguise?

Since his departure from competitors, Mikey’s repertoire has blossomed – from the boards he rides, to the journeys he takes. And thru his partnership with Channel Islands Surfboards, he and Britt Merrick have dialed in twin fin design to the purpose the place Mikey has change into synonymous with upper-echelon browsing atop two fiberglass skegs.

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Along with his free-flowing and highly effective fashion, Mikey’s profile has grown by video segments and movies like Sonic Souvenirs. He’s confirmed again and again that when the waves get into the superb vary (see: Jeffrey’s Bay) twin fins are very a lot a viable choice for pace and management. And whereas it’s not like Mikey is frugal along with his clips, once you surf this good it’s laborious to satiate the surf world’s content material urge for food.

Now, Mikey has began his personal YouTube channel referred to as Spearhead Unlimited, billed as “a platform for artistic freedom, collaboration, and experimentation.” With “ONZA!” it’s off to a sizzling begin. Filmed and edited by Kevin Jansen, the inaugural edit sees Mikey dancing throughout a righthand Mexican level, doing the swift and dedicated turns I do know are coming, but they nonetheless make me arise a bit of straighter. It’s the form of browsing and wave high quality that will get one opening their laptops, checking airfares.

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Referencing the title – onza, in Spanish, colloquially denotes an elusive snow leopard – the video’s description reads:

“Late at evening, locals whisper by smoke concerning the Onza. They share tales of brothers, cousins, pals whose pals, cousins, brothers have seen it. The legendary massive cat, prowling alone underneath the moon, leaving simply sufficient of a hint to stoke the lore. This movie follows the tracks of one other cat in Mexico. Mikey February.”

True to his experimental ethos, Mikey samples two very completely different CIs on the reeling righthander: A contemporary swallowtail model of a Merrick Twin Fin, and a customized Nineteen Seventies-style leashless single fin. Phrase on the road is that extra movies and different boards will quickly be featured on Spearhead Limitless.

Extra Mikey Feb content material? Who’d say ‘no’ to that?


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