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02/26/2008 - created by Brian McDowell

A Swift Trip

Swift and Polakow strike out on a hit-and-run mission to New Zealand…

Big-wave addicts Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde) and Jason Polakow (JP / NeilPryde) sat in Hawaii monitoring a pretty intense Southern Ocean swell.

Despite the opening event of the year in Cabo Verde looming, the duo eventually just couldn’t resist booking flights, and hitting a remote and sharky spot on the South Island.

'It was pretty cold and dreary… and we were a little worried that we'd travelled all that way for nothing as the swell didn’t look that big in the morning’, stated Swift at his website.

But when we came back to check it again at around 10am, the waves had started rolling in and the wind had picked up nicely.

We had an awesome session sailing out at Papatowai that day with beautiful smooth waves and good wind for our 5.0s and returned to the beach very happy boys.

The next day we went to Green Island, a renowned local tow surfing spot for a few heavy backside tubes in some extremely shallow water!’


You can see some awesome shots of the action at Robby’s Blog 

***STOP PRESS*** You can now see video of Robby and Jason's trip at Robby's Website


© PWA / Brian McDowell

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