Sweet shot: First barrel in Mozambique!

Hendre Du Plessis Mozambique sup surf
Hendre Du Plessis finds a dream come true when he sup surfs this barrel in Tofinho Mozambique!
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Dream it.  Believe it.  Do it.  That’s what Hendre Du Plessis did when he found this nugget off the coast of Mozambique to fulfill a lifelong dream of barrel riding on his 11’6 Amundson surf sup!

Tofinho Mozambique stand up surf Hendre Du Plessis
Hendre Du Plessis discovers a rad new perspective for himself in his first-ever barrel on a sup!

Don’t let anyone ever tell you what you CANNOT do:  Mozambique on an 11’6

Hendre Du Plesssis reclaims his stoke in this photo he submitted to us here at Standup Journal online.  What do we love about it?  He defies the odds.  He’s never sup surfed a barrel before until he found this sweet swell on his way up the coast.  Here’s what he has to say about the shot:

My first barrel ever.  It happened in Tofinho, Mozambique on a 2010 11’6″ Amundson.  That’s right… 11’6.  She is a tank, but for a 6’4″ and 280lbs man, she does the job great!  The Amundson is still my all time favorite board.

This is an amazing surf spot in Mozambique.  It is a great place, with nice people, food,beer and some amazing surf spots.”  —Submitted by, Hendre Du Plessis

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.