Everyone, from JJF to the grom going straight in the foam, wants to look like they ain’t actually trying all that hard.
Sure some people prioritise adjectives in their surfing like explosive and aggressive, but everyone, deep down, also wants their surfing to look a little more effortless. Even that old fella with the beer belly at your local who tries every wave to throw one of his three (always three, never less) fins out the back would really love to eliminate that tightly clenched jaw from the equation one day.
Here’s a gal who’s got effortless down, captured here with a seamless display on one of the best log-suited waves in the world.
Hit play and admit to yourself, whoever you are, that Kelia Moniz is the exact sort of surfer you’d like to be a little more like.