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Matt Meola has been blowing our collective minds for a long time now. His aerial expertise has made him one of the most innovative surfers on the planet — a once-in-a-generation talent. His 2015 edit, Home, for example, featured a spindle flip 540 (or what some called a 720) that broke the internet (it’s just after the 5:50 mark in the above video).
With six more years of innovation in the rearview mirror, we talked to Matt about that single highlight in Matt Meola’s Guide to Aerial Surfing. He’s still calling it, “the most exciting air I’ve ever landed” to this day.