Drop in or Justified?

kelly7873

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http://instagr.am/p/CUt1xQ-IR_a/
Bodyboarder Kirahu Thibaud dive bombs Justne Dupont at Teahupoo.
My position is that paddlers (even bodyboarders) have priority over tow-ins but I realize that Teahupoo is a little different and the locals have accepted that mixing tow and paddling is ok.
Justine posted that he apologized and everything is cool.
 

SlicedFeet

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Woa!

I bet the bodyboarder may not have even thought she was going to drop in, split second type of thing for him, just instinct, to turn and go. Maybe a blind spot in his eye (I seem to have lots of them now).

What he did do instinctively, or their was divine intervention, was to not make the wave and burry rail on drop to avoid collision.
 

manbearpig

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May 11, 2009
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in the bathroom
Saw another post saying “he didn’t see her”.

I don’t know, I like the paddler has priority idea but realistically in waves of actual consequence like those it should be the traditional who ever is deepest.
 

Duffy LaCoronilla

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fook that fucking sweet and delicious bag of sugar with the red Bull helmet mounted GoPro.

And fook “Poto” for not only allowing such an abomination but actually taking part in it.
 
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One is towed in with a go-pro on their head
the other is a boogie boarder who drops in on people

They were destined for each other -
 

sizzld1

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fook that fucking sweet and delicious bag of sugar with the red Bull helmet mounted GoPro.

And fook “Poto” for not only allowing such an abomination but actually taking part in it.
Triggered much? :roflmao:

Justine Dupont is about as committed as any woman on earth. She went out and paddled into a few. Got worked. Got a good one. Then some of the most experienced locals invited her to tow at a place where towing and paddling regularly happen together. She jumps on the rope and a bodyboarder who did not see her and apologized for his actions drops in close enough to make contact with her arm....but she still made the wave. Sure, she caught a rail on her bottom turn, but abomination? :shrug:

Check her pedigree:
  • 2020
    • Women XXL Performance of the Year Award
    • Women XXL Ride of the Year Award
    • Winner of the WSL Nazare Tow Challenge
  • 2019
    • ISA Stand Up Paddle World Champion
    • ISA Stand Up Paddle Team World Champion
    • Women XXL Performance of the Year Award[6]
    • Women XXL Biggest Wave Award
    • ISA Longboard World Championship : 2nd
    • ISA Longboard World Championship : 1st
    • Elected European surfer of the year by Eurosima
    • Heavy Water Award by Surfer Mag
  • 2018
    • European Longboard Champion
    • QS Caparica, Portugal : 1st
    • LQS Espinho, Portugal : 1st
    • LQS Caparica, Portugal : 2nd
    • LQS Biarritz, France : 2nd
  • 2017
    • ISA surf team World Champion
    • Aloha Cup World Champion with French team
    • ISA Stand Up Paddle Surfing World Championship : 2nd
    • ISA Stand Up Paddle World Championship with French team : 2nd
    • Stand Up Paddle team European Champion
    • European Stand Up Paddle Surfing Championships : 2nd
    • LQS Boardmasters Jeep Women's Longboard : 1st
    • WQS 1000 Caparica Pro, Portugal : 1st
  • 2016
    • WSL Big waves World Championships, Pea'hi, Hawaii : 2nd
    • WQS 1000 Central Coast Pro, Avoca Beach, Australia : 1st
    • WQS 1500 Azores Airlines Pro, Açores, Portugal : 1st
  • 2015
    • National surf Champion
    • National longboard Champion
  • 2014
    • European Longboard Champion
    • LQS Vieux Boucau Longboard festival, France : 1st
  • 2013
    • World longboard championships, China : 3rd
    • World longboard ISA team Champion with France, Peru
    • World longboard ISA championships, Peru : 3rd

  • 2012
    • WQS 6000 Surf Pro Estoril, Cascais, Portugal : 1st

  • 2011
    • European Surf Champion
  • 2010
    • World longboard ISA championships, Biarritz, France : 3rd
    • National surf Champion
    • National longboard Champion

  • 2009
    • World longboard ISA championships, Biarritz, France : 3rd

  • 2008
    • European Surf Champion
    • National longboard Champion

  • 2007
    • World longboard championships, Biarritz, France : 2nd
    • National longboard Champion

  • 2006
    • National longboard Champion

And your taste in women is kinda odd...