SEQUENCE: Nate Lawrence
Yesterday we featured Matt Meola and Kai Barger in a new episode of Off Beat. And in hanging out with Matt, it reminded us of this backhand air reverse we ran of him in What Youth Issue 3 earlier this year. It is an all-but suicidal huck into the flats at a wave in West Oz that is known for the super shallow shelf on this particular section he's hitting. The commitment is ridiculous. And the stomp? Well, it's fucked up. No other way to put it.
We wanted to tip our hats to Matt for it as it's got us so psyched to fly around right now. The clip is in John John Florence's film Done, and the photo sequence is above for you to click through and ponder how the hell he did it.
It's definitely the best one we've ever seen (and we've seen a lot of them). [...]