This week FROBACK FURSDAY goes underwater… to the Tahitian atolls of Tuamotu. Back in 2007, when the surf biz still had dough, O’Neill chartered the luxury 100ft supercat Haumana for The Mission, probably one of the dreamiest gigs a surf journo could ever slime his way on to. Surfers on the boat were Clay Marzo, Manoa Drollet, Ian Walsh, Patrick Beven, Roy Powers and Jarrad Howse

Raimana had warned ‘not to wear anything shiney’ seeing as the place is so full of sharks that you see em every time you stick your head underwater. This pass is the only gap in the south of the atoll, and basically is like a fish superhighway for anything gilled and swimmy between the ocean and the lagoon. Undeterred, Timo took a lungfull, and waited for Patrick Beven to swoop this beauty from the fishy perspective.


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