Mullaghmore or Nazare? With a little bit of Basque Country thrown in. That was often the choice for Europe's big wave surfers this winter. However you are not surfing waves of consequence without a safety ski or two, and if your skis are marooned in the wrong country, who can afford to excess luggage them on Easy Jet?
In this episode of Behind the Lines, Andrew Cotton, one of the men in the thick of it all, recounts gives us a peek into the logistical nightmare of a sport which relies on personal watercraft both for propulsion and for safety. When his PWC hook-up fails at the last moment he opts to surf macking Nazaré sans horsepower.