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
From left to right: DeVault, Sykes, Moniz, Colapinto, and Hing, safe in the lineup from the ghosts of any cannibals.
“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.”
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.”
“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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