Mid-wave claim is an ongoing “controversy” in the surfing community. Just in case you’re not familiar with claiming, it is an expressive physical gesture similar to a fist pump that is usually made at the end of an especially well-ridden wave. John John Florence and Rip Curl Men’s Pro champion Jordy Smith are fans of it but for others like Sebastian Zietz, it’s a big no-no.
Hear more about this and other behind the scenes during the recent Rip Curl Pro in this video:
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