Matt Bromley’s transition from competitive surfing to chasing aquatic mountains was spurred more by an inner voice telling him, “Go for it, come on,” than by any external influence.
He felt that something was missing. What it was? Hard to say. But he looked for an answer by setting and out to push his limits as a big wave surfer. Competing since his junior years, he was just seventeen when he first faced his fears of the unfamiliar. Introducing himself to the ferocious swells that batter the ‘Cape of Storms’.
Matt rode his first big wave on an old borrowed ‘gun’ and quickly developed an appetite for the heavy stuff, sending him on his lifelong pursuit. “Over the Edge” follows Matt’s two-year journey expanding the boundaries of his mental and physical ability through his surfing.
Sequence by Ted Grambeau
It’s not all positive adventure, though. After a horrific wipeout at Jaws (Pe’ahi) and some missed opportunities at Mavericks, Matt struggles to regain focus. But he establishes his full potential at the historic Nias swell by paddling one of the most prodigious waves of the year.
As COVID-19 casts a cloud of global uncertainty, and at home, his personal life is changing course, Matt is presented with a small window of opportunity to head back to Jaws(Pe’ahi) for one more shot at claiming the ride of his life. You can find out all about it for the very low, generous price of eight euros. Just skip those two Wednesday coffees, you don’t need them anyway. The money will be better spent here.
Photo by Marco Aurellano.