Every now and then, something comes along that leaves you feeling very humble and inadequate, today it is a 16 year old girl by the name of Frankie Harrer that has well and truly put us in our places. We have previously reported on the talented 12 year old Kauli Vaast tackling Teahupoo, and we now bring you a video of young Frankie, out surfing many boys of her own age (and our ages to be fair!)
The footage was captured by Morgan Maassen, a photographer from California who has worked for some of the biggest names in the industry and whose work is rated throughout the Surfing world. Frankie, is a Malibu girl who absolutely rips and is sponsored by Billabong and following the release of this video, Frankie has well and truly announced herself to the watching Surf community.
The video starts as Frankie dives into the crystal clear Tahitian waters and the first few waves look pleasant enough and at a nice size, but as the session continues Teahupoo really starts to come to life and before long we see the swell jack up in size and Chopes begins to show it’s true colours. Frankie remains unfazed as the crowds and swell increase and ends up snagging one that I would have swapped my favourite board for!
Take a look at the video we have embedded below and admire the fearless 16 year old as she show’s the boys how its done. With looks and talent such as this, Frankie Harrer is a name you will be hearing a lot more of in the future.