Watch: Tyler Newton // Nias
When the Indian Ocean lit up late last month, a stream of the world's best big wave surfers made their way to Nias. Reports on the ground put the number in the lineup at between 50-70 surfers, the majority stickered up and looking to service their social accounts.
So it was a surprise to find out how few waves were ridden, with even fewer made. A testament to how heavy the swell was.
Perhaps the surfer with the best strike rate was Tyler Newton. This vid shows plenty of Tyler's waves from the 'Captain Timmy' swell plus the swells before and after it.