Remember the Corona Highline speciality heat at J-Bay last year? Let us refresh your memory.
The concept was simple, send four world tour surfers (Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Conner Coffin and Sebastian Zietz) with a bit of twin-fin experience out on a couple of retro craft, and watch them draw the kind of lines that everyone enjoys. The showcase was so successful it spawned all sorts of calls for a separate twin fin tour and the official highlight reel for the heat got almost as many hits as the video of the maverick rescue boat driver snagging a J-bay bomb.
The boys ain’t quite Torren Martyn, and certainly bobble a little more than you might expect from the best surfers in the world but it was certainly an entertaining experiment and we hope to see it return this year.
Cover photo: Chris Searl // WSL