The last 18 months have been a glorious window of time for Tahitian Kauli Vaast. The goofy-footer has packed some of the most gigantic and gorgeous caverns ever seen at Teahupoo, qualified for the 2022 Challenger Series and more recently has claimed the local trials for the upcoming 2022 Tahiti Pro.
We caught up gath-donning madman on the eve of the event to talk about the recent drop of his short and sharp clip, Season; his goals for the remainder of 2022 and what equipment he trusts to slingshot him through some of the most ghastly pits known to man.
Your new clip is called Season. Tell us, how did you prepare for the clip and how did this year at Teahupoo compare to previous years?
This is a short clip I put together just as every time I came home from competing, I got swell. So I wanted to put all my best waves together from those swells. It was really perfect timing. I’d come home for four days and luckily, I would get four days of the best swell. It was just insane.
Could you believe your luck that every time you came home you got waves?
Not really. And every swell was different. Two years ago and last year, we got lot of swells but I missed a lot of swells too. I feel like I got lucky this year. I just missed the second Code Red swell this year, but that might have been a good thing (laughs).