Five Young Guns Score Surfing Village

by | Nov 17, 2016 | Flights

Young rippers Seth Moniz, Kai Hing, Shane Sykes, Griffin Colapinto, and Imaikalani DeVault recently ventured to the Surfing Village in North Sumatra and put together a highlight reel. With 18+ incredible and completely different world class waves within reach these guys made the isle their own high-performance playground.

All photos by Tom Carey

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-9-26-47-am  From left to right: DeVault, Sykes, Moniz, Colapinto, and Hing, safe in the lineup from the ghosts of any cannibals.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-9-28-24-am “My favorite part of the trip was my last day of surfing, when we scored barrels and crazy ramps,” says Sykes, pictured here going mad on a wind-groomed kicker. “But that same day, I landed on the reef and got three stitches on my shoulder blade, which put an end to my trip. The next day I had to watch the boys rip all day from the beach.”

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-9-28-44-am screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-9-29-28-am If this wave Colapinto is driving through looks familiar, you’ve probably seen it in an Andy Irons section or two. “When we got there, I didn’t realize that was the wave Andy got in Blue Horizon—the really long barrel that was heard around the world,” says Moniz. “Ever since I was young, I watched that wave on repeat, so I was dying to surf it on this trip.”

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-9-32-56-am “Griffin and I surf together all the time,” says Moniz. “He’s solid in bigger waves, smaller waves, and does big airs. He’s the all-around guy.” Colapinto, all-arounding himself into a tropical thumper.



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