THE third day at the End of the Road spanned the paddle tow divide with inevitable consequences.
Wipeouts, crazy drops from some demented version of ‘makable’ and all-round heroics dominated the dropping swell. Mark Healy, Kohl Christensen, Wade Goodall, Peter Mel, Koa Rothman, Dingo Morrison, Nasty Nate, Reef Mcintosh plus a host of others went toe-to-toe with fatigue, sunstroke and the horror stories of the previous days to drop into situations no less critical than seen during the first two days of the swell.
Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
Patagonia is a challenging lover, said the English novelist, Bruce Chatwin. It haunts you, it bewitches you, it wraps you in its arms and does not let you go.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith