It stopped in that exact instant, the playboy messing around it all came to an immediate end but at the same time the next few months became a moral hell of doubt and uncertainty.
My surfing career was over, it should never have even happened really, it was time to move on. Time to get back to a normal real life. I was at the top of my game as good as I would ever get as a surfer, I was ready to walk away from it all. My life was all set up for me back in Durban, my bachelor party had literally lasted for three full years.
(With David and Grishka, photo Fernando Munoz taken that actual day)