He can do huge airs in heavy conditions, and on this last swell he was pushing everybody to get a crazier wave. “Tikanui is the craziest one for sure,” says Drollet. “If Chopes is borderline tow or paddle, Tikanui is the one who will try to paddle.
It’s definitely him and Matehau who charge the hardest when the big swells come. “He used to be on the ‘QS and won a few events, but this year he changed his approach to surfing,” says Drollet. “He bought land at Teahupo’o and he lives there and every swell he’s there.
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