It was a dusty old day after the close of Mundaka and like happy zombies they awoke in the afternoon and packed their boardbags. From this juncture, the crew went either one of two separate ways.
Either (1) Cashing in their chips at the departures lounge of Aeropuerto de Bilbao and flying home after almost a month traipsing through Europe.
Or (2) rolling the dice again and slingshotting back up to Hossegor on the off chance something might become of a mysterious new orb of swell that had drifted into the Bay of Biscay.
Well, good things come to those who chase, and this is the result -- La Graviere, in all her brutal sand-monster glory!
While there have been some jawdropping free sessions around the tour this season, it's hard to top something that packs more PSI than Keramas did in July, is more top-to-bottom than Winki was in March, and is a whole bunch less crowded than the Duranbah sessions of February.
Hold onto your keyboards as Ace, Whits, Wardo and 'Mr Mundaka' himself CJ Hobgood treat it like an Hawaiian warm-up session (check for CJ's switchfoot pit),