It’s been called many things including Nias, Lagundri, Sorake and most often just The Point, but whatever name is used, it always ends up in the world’s top 10 waves. Here’s why; the paddle out through the keyhole is dry hair simplicity, the take-off is predictable, the barrel is a flawless almond shape that peels with precision at the perfect speed for up to 10 seconds, the reef is well covered, even though the recent up-thrust has made it barrel harder from waist high up to double overhead and beyond, plus the light seaward current from the channel deposits you nicely back at the peak, ironing out any shoulder bump on the way. It’s all tides, all (light) winds, all year (with luck) and all too easy to stay encamped in one of the many losmens or hotels that line Sorake Beach. Negatives include the crowd, some localism, flying boards, sea-lice, the crowd…. Losers in the new reef levels include Kiddieland, which has been replaced by a softer inside section of the point and The Machine, an ultra hollow left that now needs spring high tides and a macking swell.