Watch: Mirage // The ever-changing story of Skeleton Bay
"Skeleton Bay is an infant in geological terms." - Alan Van Gysen
Since it was unveiled in 2008, the wave at Skeleton Bay has become a synonym for perfect, never-ending, sand bottomed tubes. But unlike Pipeline, G-Land, or [insert your preferred iconic world class wave here], the two-kilometre-long left on the edge of the Namib Desert is in a constant state of flux. If satellite imagery is anything to go by, the wave we know today didn’t even exist 30 years ago. Mirage is a 15-minute documentary that traces the genesis of the Namibian sandspit and how it became one of the most sought after waves on the planet, as told by pioneering locals and some of the best tube riders in the world.
From 2012: Death of a wave foretold
From 2016: Dislocated Skeleton: The shifting position of Skeleton Bay