A peak behind the curtain of your most treasured surfing slices from the year just gone.
On our Instagram account, we’ve been doing a countdown of the 25 most-watched clips of 2022. For the top 10, which will get us to the dying embers of the year, we thought we’d dig a little deeper into the videos themselves.
It’s a peak behind the curtain on just why these slivers of surfing from 2022 proved so popular with the Wavelength faithful. You’re a strange bunch, sure, but you know your surfing, and you know what you like. And that’s what we love about ya.
No. 5: Bowden’s Black Belt Surfing
Tane (pronounced Tah-Nay) Bowden is New Zealand-born, Aussie-based surfer. As a teenager, he won a few pro junior events, but turned his back on a surfing career to focus on his vocation as a model. In the summer he hit the London and Milan catwalks and now splits his time between Bondi and Byron.
You may have also seen Tane appearing in his brother MacKenzie’s (@mrthankyou_) skits on Insta. Macca is a professional freesurfer, who like Tane, oozes style in and out of the water and has made a name himself for his self-made surf-adjacent comedy routines. Many of the routines feature karate parodies, which may, or may not, have influenced this turn of Tane’s.