Gallery: The land of croissants, cheese and barrels
After being stuck on a small island in the middle of the English Channel during one of the worst summers' (for surf) in a decade, a great friend of mine had a window to chase waves in the Bay of Biscay.
I kept an eye on the charts for a couple of weeks, then the trigger was pulled. A great run of surf was lining up, not dropping below 3ft and topping out at 6-8ft with favourable winds for the entire period.
A late night ferry ride followed by a seven hour drive south put Joey Abbott on the famed stretch of sand that is Hossegor.
Many barrels, croissants and baguettes later, Joey sent through a handful of shots from an epic run of surf.
All images by Joey Abbott.