And he did it in an atypical fashion – braving the unruly days when the regular pecking order calls in sick and finding a hidden gem. “Other then Kaimana Henry, none of the boys were really out, it was mostly bodyboarders and a bunch of hopeful groms because the Backdoor Shootout opening ceremony was just about to start,” North Shore photog Laserwolf told Surfline. “Just another one of those wonky, dangerous days like we’ve been having the past few weeks where 1/15 waves are good.
After being touted as an “unidentified” nominee for the prestigious “Wave of the Winter” award, Aboitiz used his Instagram account and Surfline’s handy camera-rewind function to unmask the mystery and accept his rightful fame. “Well that was a good way to start 2016! ” Aboitiz wrote. “Still can’t believe I lucked into this bomb today at backdoor and so stoked to just sneak out the end of this one.
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