Watch: Mundaka in late October
OK, good video this one but it takes a while to get going; except for some slo-mo of Natxo there's no surfing in the first 1:30.
A few points of order:
Firstly, considering what happened elsewhere in Europe, I thought Mundaka would've been bigger. I recall seeing photos of Mundaka back in the early-90s, with Wayne Lynch and Kong riding genuinely big waves, bigger than anything in this video. So what was the open ocean like during that swell?
No doubt swell direction plays a part but the latest swell was pure nor-west, perfect for the Oka Rivermouth.
Secondly, I'm not joining the chorus and calling this the 'Epsilon' swell. It's too convenient and entirely wrong. Hurricane Epsilon sent a spike of swell to the US east coast, but its effect on the Euro west coast only came about when the remnants of Epsilon - it was no longer a hurricane - merged with two other low pressure systems in the North Atlantic.
Pedantic? You betcha.
Now for the vid...