A solo sunrise surf session with Indar Unanue at Roka Puta, in the Basque Country.
Old boy sure copped a few smokings. Where is everybody? Joint is deserted!
Most cold water big wave venues are empty at dawn.
Jeez that looks good.
Looks like a great wave
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??
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?
Mundaka would have been 6ft plus and pumping with around 100 out if it was anywhere between low to mid tide.
You're maybe thinking of Meñakoz. Roca Puta is further east.
‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’
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.
One of the waves I most want to surf. Natxo Gonzales is the backhand master there.
that guy was super stoked, see his big grin? paddling out all to himself
Would be stoked to score this!! Paddle in/out looks tricky, through breakwater?
At 1.24 the outside rail fin looks bigger than the inside?
Seems the opposite of normal for assym fin choice.
Gotta cut back with certainty to dodge the "Bitch Rock"
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
It's not exactly entry level. Barrels hard when on, and is like making love in a quarry (fucking close to the rocks).
*claps hands. I'm stealing that one!
2:02 ...proper duck dive from best in the business.......just thought i'd mention.
Consequences. There’s a few boils on some of those waves.
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.
A few good beatings. Looks deceptively easy at first, but then is walls up, gurgles and wobbles and eats people up.
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..
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.
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
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!!
While we wait for Pipe, here's some more Roka Puta. Inigo Idigoras on a self-shaped 6'10 channel twinnie.
Further confirmation of the viability of big wave twins. The perception is often that board design has stagnated, and in the case of the shortboard Thruster maybe that's true, but those longer railed pinny twins are testament to ongoing breakthroughs.