Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

On Christmas day 2009, Carlos became father to Reno Kai Moura Burle. That was a little over a month ago, in the meantime, he’s still training on the North Shore and grabbing the occasional bomb off Pe’ahi.

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), once you become a parent you lower your life risks, in other words - you gear down.

Well according to Carlos Burle, you gear up. He’s not stopping, he continues to push the big wave world every year. Just a little over a month after his sons birth, he’s just scored one of the biggest barrels of his life. Some industry pundits are saying this is one of the biggest slots the North Shore has ever seen and with it follows once again - a XXL Big Wave Award Nomination.

A few years back, Carlos sent us through a picture of him charging the same spot, wearing one of our waterproof shells - he said he was just messing around (image below) - it felt like we were there. A few years on and he’s getting barreled at the same spot, Finisterre board logos proudly across the nose - once again, feels like we were there.

Carlos Burle - 2007, wearing a Finisterre MKI Storm Track.

To View the XXL Barrel Nomination - click below: