It’s not often you see someone on a bodyboard at giant Nazaré. It only makes sense, then, that Mike Stewart decided to give it a whirl again.
Mike Stewart is a wave-riding legend. He is Mister Pipeline, alongside people like Gerry Lopez and Butch Van Artsdalen. He rode Teahupoo in the ’80s, way before it was a household name. He’s a nine-time World Champion, he was the first to bodyboard at Jaws, he’s won at Pipeline many, many times, and played an integral role in advancing wave riding technology with Tom Morey.
Back in the mid-’80s, Stewart’s tube riding skills were so far ahead of everyone else’s, no one even realized exactly how far ahead he really was. Decades later, it’s becoming more and more apparent: Mike Stewart is a legend.