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Two years into a solo worldwide surf trip, Chaplin finds herself sharing the lineup at Nemberala on the island of Rote with Felipe Pomar. Felipe and Susan fall into a daily routine of surf, exercise, and storytelling. Susan continues her wave riding journey and attributes Felipe for instilling her with his passion for surfing.