Dusty Payne's El Nino
Dusty's been one of the world's best freesurfers for a while now, so naturally when Hawaii has a winter like the 2015/16 El Niño, he's going to throw down some ridiculous performances. Maui breeds some of the most well-rounded watermen you'll find anywhere, and with this edit seeing Dusty dominating everything from huge Honolua Bay to playful 3ft ramps, it's easily one of the best and most entertaining clips you'll watch this year.
As far as equipment goes, the man knows exactly what he likes, making him great to work with. Dusty's go-to board in the vast majority of the waves he surfs around home (and overseas) is the Monsta 6 in his regular shortboard dimensions. Then, even in well overhead surf (exhibit A, above), he usually sticks with this size or choses a slight step-up, only an inch or two longer. Board breakdowns, below:
MONSTA 6 - 5'11 1/2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 27.6L
MONSTA 6 - 6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L
FORGET ME NOT - 6'1 1/2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28L