Sweet shot: First barrel in Mozambique!

Hendre Du Plessis Mozambique sup surf
Hendre Du Plessis finds a dream come true when he sup surfs this barrel in Tofinho Mozambique!
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Dream it.  Believe it.  Do it.  That’s what Hendre Du Plessis did when he found this nugget off the coast of Mozambique to fulfill a lifelong dream of barrel riding on his 11’6 Amundson surf sup!

Tofinho Mozambique stand up surf Hendre Du Plessis
Hendre Du Plessis discovers a rad new perspective for himself in his first-ever barrel on a sup!

Don’t let anyone ever tell you what you CANNOT do:  Mozambique on an 11’6

Hendre Du Plesssis reclaims his stoke in this photo he submitted to us here at Standup Journal online.  What do we love about it?  He defies the odds.  He’s never sup surfed a barrel before until he found this sweet swell on his way up the coast.  Here’s what he has to say about the shot:

My first barrel ever.  It happened in Tofinho, Mozambique on a 2010 11’6″ Amundson.  That’s right… 11’6.  She is a tank, but for a 6’4″ and 280lbs man, she does the job great!  The Amundson is still my all time favorite board.

This is an amazing surf spot in Mozambique.  It is a great place, with nice people, food,beer and some amazing surf spots.”  —Submitted by, Hendre Du Plessis

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.