I've seen this place break big only a couple of times and both times my mate Braydyn Vivian has rocked up and headed out solo. (Last time was even bigger)
A heavy place.
As far as waves in the South West go this is one of the top few you wouldn't want to be surfing by yourself. There is many reasons why but the top three would be.
- When it's this big it's real heavy.
- There are a bunch of rocks on the end that you can easily hit.
- Sharks, sharks, sharks. This place is bad for them and you sit out a long way in the line-up.
After flying out here with no one around Viv showed up and continued to watch it for about 30 minutes. He saw a few good ones and decided to head out there. I only had 2 batteries left on my drone at this point so i flew in and waited for him to get out the back before I sent the drone back out.
As soon as Viv got out the back he caught the shoulder of a wave straight away. He was a little wide and in a sketchy spot close to the inside rocks. Then he headed back out and about 5 minutes later got his first real one which was an absolute cracker. That one wave would have been worth the paddle out.
Shortly after he got a medium sized one, pulled in super nice but the foam-ball chewed him up. Then a few seconds later he came out of the barrel bodysurfing which happens from time to time but it's what happened next that was epic. His board got sucked up the face and landed straight back in his hands which i've literally never seen before, at-least not that cleanly.
Bellow are a few pics I took of the session and you can see all the empties and the couple waves Viv got in the raw footage clip bellow also.