Seek and you will find. In October 1974 an earthquake rocked Peru while Felipe and longtime pal and board shaper Pitti Block were hunting swells in Pico Alto (a Peruvian Waimea). After the ground stopped shaking, Felipe pressed his friend to join him and face whatever the earthquake created out in the water. Nearly swept out to sea forever, the two ferociously paddled against the current, witnessing fishing boats being picked up and thrown effortlessly into cliffs. Afraid that they wouldn’t live to surf another day, they paddled for shore, somehow catching a set of triple-overhead waves that swept them through the Kon Tiki lineup, delivering them to the safety of land. They had done the unthinkable and surfed the Tsunami.