The big numbers from the European swell which exceeded 50ft on the observed satellite pass, and of course a few pictures including a monstrous slab off Galicia and perfection in Thurso East. Our thoughts go out to Maya Gabeira injured at Nazare.
50ft sea state recorded at the centre of the storm.
170,000 km^2 area of swell in the Atlantic Ocean.
44ft Maximum swell height reported by M4 buoy just outside Mullaghmore in Western Ireland midday on Sunday 27th.
30ft Maximum swell height recorded off Perranporth in Cornwall midday on Sunday 27th.
35ft at Leixões buoy off Northern Portugal at 23:40 on Sunday 27th.
27ft significant (average) height in Galicia at the peak of the swell at midnight on Sunday 27th.
18 second maximum period off Galicia at midnight on Sunday 27th.
32ft swell max at Anglet, France at 10am on Monday 28th.
50ft+ waves surfed off Nazare on Monday 28th.
1 resuscitation of Maya Gabeira at Nazare on Monday 28th after a huge wipeout. “Maya Gabeira is hospitalised and is stable” according to Zon North Canyon. Our thoughts go out to her and we wish her a speedy recovery.
Two separate systems gift glorious barrels to surfers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jamie O'Brien takes Poopies and Kalani Chapman to Jaws, but this is not your ordinary Jaws mission. JOB and the boys rent Catch Surf soft-top boards and this happens...
Gabriel Medina won, Stephanie Gilmore won. They both won on the same day.
Entry to The Winter Session has closed for this season. The task remains of picking a pair of winners for February, then sorting through all the edits in search of an overall victor.