NOTEPAD – BEC WOODS TALKS TEAHUPOO BARRELS AND BUSH TURKEYS.

NOTEPAD – BEC WOODS TALKS TEAHUPOO BARRELS AND BUSH TURKEYS.

2016-02-22 12.55.05 pm

Welcome to the new web series by Kim Eulenstein of GSN. Kim has been busy travelling around with various pro-surfers filming first person interviews called Notepad. Each surfer has a blank page in the notepad to draw whatever their heart desires whilst being interviewed at the same time. They literally have a blank canvas to work with and the slight distraction of the artwork tends to bring out a few interesting mentions in the interview. Episode 1 of Notepad features former professional surfer Bec Woods talking about her very first Teahupoo experience as a wildcard at 18 years old. Oh, and her artwork is a dead-set masterpiece! :)

‘I got invited there when I was a wildcard when I was 18. It was my first wildcard and it was my first World Tour event, which was quite funny because it was at Teahupoo of all places. I think the first week I was there it didn’t get under 8ft… maybe 8-10ft and I was just sitting in a boat in the channel just thinking, I don’t even know how to pull in on my backhand. I haven’t been out of Australia.’ Said Bec when asked about her first experience.

C: Hamilton Photo

C: Hamilton Photo

‘My first heat there was against Layne Beachley and Rochelle Ballard and that was pretty intimidating too… however we just paddled out and I think the most intimidating thing about the whole wave is the wave itself so I was just thinking oh my gosh I don’t even care who I have in my heat, I just have to take off.’ Said Bec.

‘Yes, I’d definitely love to go back to Tahiti. I’d love to surf Teahupoo again without the pressure of a competition.’ Said Bec.

Follow Bec Woods on Instagram at @becwoods.
Follow Kim Eulenstein on Instagram at @kim_eulo.

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