“Here & Now” features Miguel Blanco during his latest mission to Indonesia during the swell of the decade, being in the right place at the right time Miguel ended up scoring the now legendary monster session in Nias Pulau. The film portraits all the action during his trip around Indo, culminating with the Nias Swell and the wave that ultimately changed his life and ended up in the cover of Surfer mag and as a DPS opening the feature in the last issue of Carve.
“Here & Now” was filmed and edited by the brilliant Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Zanin who was travelling with Miguel during this dramatic swell, with additional footage by Carlo Coral.
Miguel Blanco added the following: “This has been a great year. Such a great roller coaster! I’ve been putting a lot of energy into surfing and just stoked to be doing what I love the most every day! I had a big gap in summer so I decided to go to Puerto and Indo. Caught a good swell in Puerto and somehow ended up being in Indo for the biggest swell in this last decade. “Here & Now” shows some of that action. Back home, I was doing the national league where the champ has a chance to surf the WCT in Portugal as a wildcard. I had some chance to win it but it wasn’t looking too pretty. Well, I guess everything came together and I won the event, crowned National champ and earned the wildcard for the WCT in Peniche.”