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The Inertia

If there’s one thing that is important if you want to surf a lot, it’s learning how to surf marginal waves well. Jamie O’Brien—who can surf really good waves very well—is at the top of the heap when it comes to making shit waves look fun. Take, for example, his trip to California. Don’t the waves look fun? Bomb drops and weird little wedges covered in warbles. But for most average surfers, on closer inspection, these waves don’t actually look like they’d be all that fun. They look like the kind of waves that one might look at and think, “that one section might be funnish if everything lined up,” but the chances of all those things lining up are pretty slim. Lucky for us, the casual viewer, Jamie O’Brien’s got the tools to line everything up in tidy fashion.

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