Although the music, aspect ratio, dating show sampling, and front traction are all reminiscent of the ’80s, the surfing certainly is not. Noa Deane, regardless of format, consistently impresses both above and below the lip. That air at 0:28! Nobody (except maybe Dane Reynolds) is doing airs that big or that tweaked. And Noa is doing them on a regular basis. Maybe it’s the front traction. Maybe it’s the complete disregard for competition. Maybe it’s the skate influence (0:40). We aren’t entirely sure. But whatever it is, there’s a certain flair to his surfing that hasn’t been seen for awhile.
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