Watch: Home Alone - Indar at Roka Puta

Ben Matson
Swellnet Dispatch

A solo sunrise surf session with Indar Unanue at Roka Puta, in the Basque Country.

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Rick Snowden commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 3:46pm

Old boy sure copped a few smokings. Where is everybody? Joint is deserted!

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Ape Anonymous commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:26pm

Most cold water big wave venues are empty at dawn.

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Dave Drinkwater commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:13pm

Jeez that looks good.

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lampy commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:33pm

Looks like a great wave

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Ape Anonymous commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:40pm

Having a good dig on his own. can anyone explain why he's not taking off on the first section though? Board too small/too wide in the nose to get in with the wind??

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The MIDdleman. commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 7:45pm

Consequences.

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Lanky Dean commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:41pm

Think that's the wave at the tip of algorta.
Plenty of waves futher in would have been working.
Wonder what mundaka was like ? Maybe funky winds?

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ringmaster commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:53pm

Mundaka would have been 6ft plus and pumping with around 100 out if it was anywhere between low to mid tide.

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braudulio commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 5:27pm

You're maybe thinking of Meñakoz. Roca Puta is further east.

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if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 3:22pm

No, I have surfed men~akoz
Its right out from algorta.
Roca puta I have seen break, this wave seems different and I think you can see the other side of the harbour.

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 5:39pm

One of the waves I most want to surf. Natxo Gonzales is the backhand master there.

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mickseq commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 7:34pm

that guy was super stoked, see his big grin? paddling out all to himself

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Craig commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 7:38pm

Would be stoked to score this!! Paddle in/out looks tricky, through breakwater?

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 8:24pm

bloody beautiful;

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 9:24pm

At 1.24 the outside rail fin looks bigger than the inside?
Seems the opposite of normal for assym fin choice.

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Ray Shirlaw commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 9:54pm

Gotta cut back with certainty to dodge the "Bitch Rock"

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surfstarved commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 2:19pm

Looks like a fun wave for those who are into the bigger stuff. Would be a good entry level option for triple overhead surfing... something I might even have a crack at on the right day.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 2:26pm

Haha!
It's not exactly entry level. Barrels hard when on, and is like making love in a quarry (fucking close to the rocks).

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Rick Snowden commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 3:48pm

*claps hands. I'm stealing that one!

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mr mick commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 6:27pm

2:02 ...proper duck dive from best in the business.......just thought i'd mention.

Mr mick

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wally commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 8:58pm

Consequences. There’s a few boils on some of those waves.

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Spuddups commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 6:41am

Good to see a big wave like that that peels for a decent distance. Nothing like taking off on a big slab of ocean and having a wall of doom stretch out in front of you for a couple of hundred metres like that.

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Island Bay commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 7:06am

A few good beatings. Looks deceptively easy at first, but then is walls up, gurgles and wobbles and eats people up.

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Craig commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 7:23am

I remember we ran this video. God that's so heavy the section they're trying to shoot through! Vid above looks a bit more accessible..

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tango commented Friday, 29 Nov 2019 at 1:53pm

That's it, the drone footage plays tricks. Great angle for seeing him go over the handlebars in the barrel, but really, give me some footage from the rocks or the water and I'm right there with him. Drones.....there's a time and a place.

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bones77 commented Sunday, 1 Dec 2019 at 7:01am

I think the drone makes it look deceptively smaller than what it really is... reflecting on drone footage of Keramas that made 6-8 foot look manageable when in fact the beach footage showed the carnage as it was..
Great surfing fella.. gutsy solo effort

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drodders commented Monday, 2 Dec 2019 at 12:24pm

I think that looks like heaven, all by yourself and a Webster DS!! Craig that earlier footage looks much larger, maybe not heaven any more!!