You may well have never even heard of Puerto Rican surfer/ shaper Hector Santamaria, but after you watch this you’re going to be wondering why that is.
Who’s the best small wave surfer in the world? Filipe Toledo? Medina? good guesses, but no. We think it could well be this guy. Sure Felipe can do a full rotation off a knee high section, but can he do a side-flip off ’em? Can he throw a big spin, of Chippa Wilson level quality on a day that would see most of us reaching for our logs? Well Hector can.
Hector can link together big wraps with seamless air reverses, all whilst maintaining a non-grovelly flowing style in one foot waves like no man or beast we’ve ever seen before. Hit play and get ready to gawp: