Watch: Nias from above
And the footage from the Captain Timmy swell at Nias is still reeling in!
This time it's primarily drone shots, the best of which show the Nias double up squeezing onto the reef, increasing the thickness and decreasing the chance for safe entry.
The first wave ridden - a backsider from Healey - is the type of wave that would fascinate designers of wavepools and artificial reefs. The way the wave splits as it moves into the bay, the leading wave smaller but drawing harder, before the two vectors of energy merge into one, throwing a clean double-thick lip.
What makes a wave do that?
And, can it be replicated?