Six months since the Snake - video
Mick Fanning riding the 'Snake': Can you recall your thoughts upon first seeing it? Dumb question really, surfers were united in wondering where the hell it was. Such perfection, so anonymous. Who wouldn't be fascinated?
The wonder quickly descended into a surfing version of Pokemon Go with Google Earth the tool of trade. Of course, with so many people scouring the coast for clues it was inevitable the wave would be found, and soon.
"If its still a secret by St. Patrick's Day I'll be surprised," said Matt Warshaw giving the searchers a generous 28 days to find the location. The truth, as they say, is out there.
Yet 28 days elapsed and it hadn't been found. Matt Warshaw was wrong. We were all wrong.
The Thursday just gone marked six months since the clip dropped and the 'discovery' has been all but forgotten. So as the surfing world looks to the next shiny thing and the YouTube count slows to a trickle Swellnet would like to offer one final toast to the crew involved. Espcially those that kept their lips sealed and set the new gold standard in surf travel.