Miguel Tudela wins Wave Of The Winter for January!!

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Miguel Tudela wins Wave Of The Winter for January!!

All that time spent in the lineup at Hawaiian hotspots is starting to payoff for the 21-year-old Peruvian.

On January 28th, during a free-surf session surrounding the freakishly good conditions seen at the Volcom Pipe Pro, Tudela clawed his way into an immaculate Pipeline drainer. He dropped in, disappeared behind a turquoise curtain and was spat out into glory.

Classic Pipeline. Not a drop outta place.

Here’s what he had to say:

“That day was supposed to be huge. I surfed Himalayas in the morning but the swell dropped really fast so I went back to the Volcom house and Pipe was about to start, so I paddled out with just a couple other guys. The waves never stopped getting better and better.

I was paddling the hardest I could. I was a little behind when I caught it and I thought I was to deep but it went so perfect that I managed to get a nice pump and position inside that let me out. It was an incredible sensation and I was more than stoked.” -Miguel

Riding a 6’5 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 28.5L Taco GrinderScreen Shot 2016-03-01 at 10.36.55 AM

head over to surfline to read the whole article: http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/peruvian-young-gun-rewarded-for-a-pristine-pipe-drainer-miguel-tudela-oneill-wave-of-the-winter-january-viewer_136238/

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