Ibon Amatriain will deny it, but he’s been considered the best big-wave rider in Europe for the last two decades.
Ibon’s humility and easy-going character, along with his unimpeachable, game-changing style have made him one of the most admired ‘underground’ surfers in the world today. And a respected mentor for the newer generation of big wave riders, like Axi Muniain and Aritz Aranburu from Ibon’s home town, Zarautz.
Ibon’s pioneering view focuses on an all-round, healthy approach to life and has led to his nickname, ‘Sensei’, a Japanese word meaning ‘teacher’. Using every technique, from yoga and stretching to boosting arm-power and a surfskate in his training sessions, Ibon is an inspiration to all who know him.
With a role-model like this, it’s no surprise that Ibon’s three sons are now moving onto the surf circuit.
Iker, Adur and Eki all ride their dad’s surfskate signature series.
- Size: 33.5″ x 10″ x 20″WB
- Trucks: Caliber 8.5″ Standard/Silver
- Wheels: 60 x 40mm 78A Blue
- YOW System: S5
- Concave: Performance
- Rocker: Tail Rocker