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Alex and Koa Smith getting barreled from all angles at P-Pass

There was a massive low-pressure system brewing in the Pacific when the Smith brothers pulled the trigger for this strike mission to P-Pass. They arrived to wind-groomed, reef-sucking, heavy-water, super-session perfection.

Here’s Koa Smith’s take his best wave and the whole session, from the feature in our May Issue:

“It was the first big wave I caught during the trip, and the swell was rising really quickly. It was low tide and clamping and gnarly and this thing came in. A lot of the time there, you don’t know what’s waiting for you until after you come around the first section. It’s hard to tell if you’re going to get the tube of your life or just take some crazy, mutant lip to the head. I remember thinking it might be a good one, but I couldn’t be sure. Then I saw that it was going to run down the reef, so I sat there in the barrel and got just blown out into the channel. I had to straighten out on a few other ones, though, and got so pounded. My brother (Alex Smith) got slammed on his back on a coral head. And one of our friends from Kauai (Sam Martin) got caught inside on a 12-footer. His leash got snagged on the reef and he tried four times to reach down to undo the cuff as his head was banging against the bottom. After a while he decided he was going to die, so he just relaxed. That was when his leash broke and he surfaced.”

But enough reading. Just watch the clip. See more Smith brothers at LastNameFirst.tv.

| posted on April 17, 2014

There was a massive low-pressure system brewing in the Pacific when the Smith brothers pulled the trigger for this strike mission to P-Pass. They arrived to wind-groomed, reef-sucking, heavy-water, super-session perfection. Here’s Koa Smith’s take his best wave and the whole session, from the feature in our May Issue: “It was the first big […]

  • Gar

    “one of our friends from Kauai (Sam Martin) got caught inside on a 12-footer. His leash got snagged on the reef and he tried four times to reach down to undo the cuff as his head was banging against the bottom. After a while he decided he was going to die, so he just relaxed. That was when his leash broke and he surfaced.” — this is awesome

  • Ramse

    Sick footage with a garbage music!!!!

    • hyp

      New/different things are scary!!!

  • Cdeitrick

    That was crazy!!! Nice video!

  • Don Long

    Those are anything but micro waves! Incredible shots of incredible waves ridden very well. Good show! Whitey on the beach watching?

  • Dante

    I agree ! Awesome barrel rides and footage from P-Pass with the Smith Bros. and crew. But why put this excellence to such an out of sync music ? There sound editor should be fired or retired ! Ha ha ! How about some class slack key guitar music next time ? Ukulele anyone ? Seriously !

  • Asher

    I love the song! who is it?

  • elroy jetson

    heavy session , horrible music !!!! please re edit