the most telling remark in that piece is when veta david says, "i didn't even know he was behind me until the end..." what a f--king @$$! if he'd gotten clipped, he'd likely have taken towner out w/ his kayak & possibly gotten him killed...classless move on his part. those are not conditions for SUPs. period.
I don't see how he could've missed Laurie Towner getting slinged into that set
what an idiot who in their right mind says "oh yeah let me take this boat out to teahupoo". let alone yea let me drive this thing into a wave and drop in on a guy whose getting shacked on one of the heaviest waves. brilliant idea luckily he didnt get hurt screw the supper
cruise ship haha. those boards were the worst invention ever. mys well take a boat out and paddle around in it. i mean their like 15 foot long which is bigger than some boats people drive with engines on them.
i would love to see any of you guys try to tell poto, a legend in tahiti, that he doesnt have the "right" to SUP at his home spot. I'm not a personal advocate of stand up, but the guy with that sort of talent and time honored reputation in that line-up, and i think its safe to say that Laurie Towner knew that he got what people get when visiting waves abroad and he said it himself that he was stoked that they both got to experience. Can't that be enough for you all drama queens? The fact is that NONE of us would have paddled/towed/SUP'd that wave so what the hell are we arguing about.