Time Warp: ASP mullet wave pool party in Japan
Tim Bonython’s known for the “Big Wave Project,” a jaw-dropping annually updated cinematic adrenaline fest that tours Australia each year like the surf films of yesterday. At the height of mullet-era pro surfing, Mr. Bonython hit the Marui Wave Pool Pro to record Damian Hardman, (the Tour’s most tactical world champ pre-Kelly) take the win in really crap waves.
Along with the Marui Wave Pool, Japan has a ghostly history of wave pools with Summerland near Tokyo and Ocean Dome both draining the deep end last decade. Japan is now home to the gentle rollers of Kobe Reyes and upcoming Kelly Slater Wave Co and PerfectSwell projects.