“Thank God the waves were pumping,” Noah says afterward, relieved to have had a proper showing at The Factory. “It felt so good to get out there and get a couple of tubes.”
A couple of tubes? Please. That’s like saying Trump is “kinda controversial.” Yadin offers a more appropriate, concise summation: “Waggy blew me away out there. It’s so hard to do what he did on your backhand.”
So what changed? What made Waggy finally turn on?
“I think I just had to get out of my head,” he says. “Once you remember that you’re just out surfing with your friends, that’s when you start ripping…I feel a lot better after that session at The Box, and Yadin giving me a little pat on the back. Now I feel like, ‘All right, I can hang with these guys.’”