First weekend in September we saw an awakening of the force; Wave Action boards are back in water!?
Together with Niklas “Donald” Donaldsson, the old-timers from Wave and photographer Mikael Linder we managed to nail an historic event on water when Donald brought his remake of a JP-into-a-Wave Action 82 l Quad. We then topped off with one of the last boards produced in 1992, used as a ceiling decoration for the last 15 years…….heavy!
Is this the start of a new era? You never know. Anyway, the sun was shining, mild water and a descent amount of wind. What else do you need! We had a lot of fun.
WaveAction retro surfsession in A-bay 6 July 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_002-team-rider-niklas-donaldson.jpg]1630With team rider Niklas "Donald" Donaldsson
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_003-old-guys-rule-the-old-and-the-new-board.jpg]1600A retrospective look at design
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_007.jpg]1430Donald, our hero of the day!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_011-hang-five-in-a-bay.jpg]1220A playful day with playful surf, as fun as Abay can be.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_012-supare-in-a-bay.jpg]1100Supper time!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_014-a-bay.jpg]1160Focus and timing
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_015.jpg]1230There's also a water angel of this tail grab
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_017-kjetil-gibe-wave-board-from-the-80s.jpg]1181Old guys rule.........NOT but it's still fun! Former shaper (now auditor at PwC!) Kjetil brought his old WaveAction stick and joined Donald.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_021-side-shore.jpg]1161Nice conditions.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_022.jpg]1160Not sure what the move is called.......
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_024-nice-backies.jpg]1100Nice backies.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_025.jpg]1160Watershot by Mats (the former airbrushed, glassmaster and Sandman at Wave Action)
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_027.jpg]1110The "older" guy switched to his normal gear and played along. Kjetil in air!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_030.jpg]1030Classic forward by Donald
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_031.jpg]1150Another backie by Donald......
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_033-pwa-wild-card-gurra.jpg]1160....meanwhile in the other side of the bay PWA runner up next week, Gustav "Gurra" Häggström on one of his last sessions before Klitmöller.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_035.jpg]1030Nice power gibe off the lip by Donald
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_036-off-the-lip-gurra.jpg]1070Of the lip by Gurra
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_037.jpg]1180The tail grab from water (retro)spective.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_038.jpg]1100Simple fw by Donald
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_039.jpg]1130And one from Gurra
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_041.jpg]1080Gurra riding!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_042.jpg]1080Donald fw
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_044-the-wave-crew.jpg]1150Feedback talk by todays Wave crew.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/retro-awakening/thumbs/thumbs_045-back-from-the-dead-retro-forever.jpg]1252It's Alive & Kickin'. Wave Action is back in water (never went out of it)!