When Taj Burrow was congratulated on his recent retirement from World Tour competition, the most influential surfer replied, “I’m free! Best feeling ever! So many trips to come!”
And while it's sad to see a surfer with such unending influence on a generation of surfers hang up his jersey, there's sure to be a lot more free-surfing clips like the latest from Taj and Dion Agius, "Panama Is Certain". Taj isn't about to just disappear from surfing, but rather his newfound freedom from competition has the Australian feeling a reinvigorated zest for surfing and an itch to plan a ton of surf trips.
What Youth recently got an invite to tag along with Taj and Dion to Panama, where the two do what they do best: ripping, smiling, and laughing. That dream-like sequence at the end of the clip of Taj and Dion swiftly riding wave after wave on the inside is too good.
Watch Panama Is Certain below.