This was last Thursday, the day of the Eddie. Albee Layer was invited to the Eddie, but did not travel to Oahu to compete, the impious bastard.
How dare he!
He believed his place might be better filled by someone more experienced at Waimea, and also that his beloved Jaws would be firing, which it was, so instead he stayed on Maui, got the barrel captured above, and was so overjoyed that he thumped his chest multiple times. Have you ever been so overjoyed in your life? I have often raised a fist in delight but never have I had occasion to thump one against my chest. The atavistic chest thump is perhaps the best of all claims. It is becoming of a man who just got more barrelled at Jaws than maybe anyone before him.