Watch: Belharra before lockdown
Video and text from SurfSession.com:
Over the past 72 hours, we have taken our hearts to a roller coaster ride.
First, we got excited about this XXL swell that was scheduled to hit Europe this week. What happened yesterday on the sides of Mullaghmore and Nazaré came to reinforce in us the idea that, yes, something special was in the process of being prepared.
Then, Emmanuel Macron came in the evening to shower our enthusiasm with the announcement of a reconfinement. But the announcement made yesterday around 8 p.m. drowned in the excitement of living one last beautiful and very big day before shutting ourselves away.
And what a day!
A few hours before being confined again, Belharra gave us one last gift. Because, yes, the Basque giant could have woken up tomorrow, or during the month of confinement to come, and we would have missed everything. But no, it is today that the beautiful Basque had decided to put on her clothes of lights, a little as if she had decided to come and give us a little of her strength for the weeks to come.
If COVID is occupying the media scene at the moment, it was good to forget this anxiety and gloomy climate.
We had the chance to embark at 7am this morning aboard a boat to capture what the beauty wanted to show us today. Laird Hamilton, initially announced, was ultimately unable to make the trip, but the French chargers made a whole community proud.
On the side of Belharra: Peyo Lizarazu (in foil), Pierre Rollet, Stéphane Iralour, Gautier Garanx, Benjamin Sanchis, Joan Duru, Miky Picon, Justin Becret, Mathieu Aguirre (in foil), the Mangiarotti brothers, Paul Duvignau (in the oar), Antonin de Soultrait (with the oar) or Mathieu Crépel in particular were there for a morning in paradise.
Pierre Rollet, Stéphane, Iralour and Gautier Garanx probably nabbed the three bombs of the day.
Thank you, gentlemen!