Sweet shot: First barrel in 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

For MORE great PIX submitted by our loyal readers, please visit our PHOTOGRAPHY Page here.  Got something you think it is worthy?  Send it along to me at evelyn@standupjournal.com Be sure to include:  where photo is taken, who the rider is, photographer credit and what board make/model is being ridden.  We’d love to celebrate YOU here at Standup Journal online.


About the author

Evelyn O'Doherty is a standup paddle racer, surfer and yoga teacher from the East End of Long Island in New York. Her passion for watersports drew her to leave a teaching career to pursue her athletic endeavors as a sup instructor, racing coach, sup racer, and now, as online editor for Standup Journal. Evelyn lives in East Hampton NY in the Springs area where she has daily access to the water to train and teach. 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.

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