Rob Kelly Surfs Maxing Off The Wall On A 4’6 Beater

Without much success

Last week we showed you a clip of Jobe Harriss and a group of groms taking on some fun sized Portuguese shoreys on a variety of foamies and now this week we’ve got a clip of Rob Kelly taking on maxing off the wall on a 4’6 beater…

The clip is a pretty short one, uploaded to Rob’s facebook and features only one ridden wave, ridden, he says, just to make it back to the beach. Here’s what he told surfing mag when they asked why on earth he’d decided to paddle out:

“I was just kinda sitting at the Billabong house all day with the boys, watching as the swell filled in, talking shit like “Could you make it out there? What would happen if you tried to take off? You won’t try it, etc.”. Then Seth Moniz and I kind of jokingly said let’s just try it, and we walked down with Beaters. We both paddled out, but he broke his leash on the way out so I was on my own. At that point, the rip pulled me out the back and somehow I was out there. I knew the only way to get in was to get smashed and blown back to the beach, so I figured might as well try to stand up since everyone was watching. I knew I was gonna get smashed either way. When I got back to the beach the first thing I did was apologize to the lifeguards, shook their hands, and promised never to do that again. They were pretty cool about it. Then I got a pretty solid cheer from the boys which was pretty cool too haha.”

Here’s the clip: