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"Rode the biggest barrel of my life at Jaws this afternoon" said Kai Lenny. He loves getting that SUP under the lip.© 2014 Mike Neal
Koa Rothman drops down a bomb. That boat in the front, well that didn't fare so well. See the video.© 2014 Mike Neal
Dorian rifled a barrelling bomb, and shortly afterwards got cleaned up. "Lots of fun to surf with everyone who was out today. Went in with my tail between my legs, a bruised ego and a chin needing some stitches. Thanks Jeff Kahl for taking me to the doctor."© 2014 Mike Neal
"Peahi was over everyone today. I've never seen more injuries lost boat and a couple skis flipped." Said Albee Layer. "Dege O'Connell you are my favourite surfer for going on the heaviest wave I've seen anyone take this year or maybe ever. I hope your leg heals up soon man and you're a real legend."© 2014 Mike Neal
Billy Kemper feeling his way out there...© 2014 Mike Neal
The one which got away.© 2014 Mike Neal
The three which didn't...© 2014 Mike Neal
Billy Kemper© 2014 Mike Neal
Kai Lenny© 2014 Mike Neal
Just because Snapper has started it doesn’t mean the big wave hunting grounds of the NPAC are done.
“What a rainy day, a few good waves. I wasn’t able to get some of the IDs. Missed Dorian’s good one…” Said a depressed line in the email from photographer Mike Neal. Cheer up Mike it looks better than the Goldy right now.
Is this the final gasp? Not quite, there are still great waves today in the Hawaiian chain with another pulse at the weekend.
A chance to get your artwork imprinted on a custom Fourth at Surf Bettys festival in Newquay
A teaser for Matt Lackey's new bodyboard project, showcasing some of the best heavy waves the world has on offer
Mikey Wright having fun, making the most of being home in Lennox