Are you frothing for Point Break 2? Or are you too cool to get excited about anything that trivialises and commodifies your beloved surf culture? Will you still be too cool after you’ve seen Bruce Irons share a roomy Teahupoo cavern with Dylan Longbottom, then overtake him from deep when he gets shot out with the spit? Such speed!
This newly released footage was captured last September during filming for the movie with a crew of surfers cum stunt doubles that included Bruce and Dylan. Hollywood pulled a sneaky trick beforehand, spreading a rumour that they’d acquired exclusive rights to the Chopes line-up for the day when in fact they’d done no such thing. But in the end there was still a crew of locals out, including 17-year old Matahi Drollet, who stole the show with this Big Wave Award-winning, Surfer cover-bagging bomb.