The winter waves in Hossegor have been pretty consistent recently!
We’ve scored bright blue skies, perfect barrels and offshore winds over the past few weeks.
I’ve been watched Sancho (2011 Billabong XXL Winner) and the boys towing in to perfect barrels every time I checked the surf. There was one guy out there last week under paddle power in Estagnots, just north of the Gravier but he wasn’t catching much. The boys on the ski seemed to be loving it. There were two of them being towed at the same time, the guy the deepest was sacrificing his winter wave to get some film of Sancho – the filmographer was getting really deep in the barrel and then getting eaten alive!! The things you do for a good shot!
The Graviere was firing on the higher tide – thick, heavy lips right on the sand, about 15 guys out there committing themselves big time! There’s no room for hesitation out there, 110% commitment or you’re pinned to the sand bank with sandy ears and a complete cold water flush through the old wetsuit.
Le Nord opposite the Rock Food was amazing over the weekend, 30 foot faces at least and 4 jet-skis towing the boys in. They didn’t look scared – they were getting towed into huge barrels and getting spat out the other side! So good to watch
If Magicseaweed is anything to go by, we’re going to be getting 5* big winter waves all week!! Which means that I’ll be heading south to the reefs in the Basque Country, where you know what’s what n’ where it breaks is where it breaks! The beach breaks in Hossegor are so shifty, so heavy, it’s like pipeline – amazing if you’re a good surfer but gets the heart beating and the fitness levels tested if you’re not! I think I’m going to buy a bodyboard so I can get out there and not worry about having to get to my feet in a fraction of a second and eating sh*% if I don’t – Santa please bring me a bodyboard so I can get barrelled off my nutt and get spat out, instead of getting a 1 metre thick lip on the side of the head and getting stuck in the underwater rollercoaster! Wish me luck boys and girls – this is the swell of the year coming to a sand bank near you – don’t forget to bring your 3D glasses!! Winter Waves in Hossegor – come and enjoy a winter surf trip here if you like huge spitting barrels on the head!
Director – The Perfect Wave Europe