Large storms often bring with them opportunity for a taste of novelty. Only the biggest make it to the hardest to reach corners and when they do, those in the know are treated to rarely seen waves and occasionally glimpses of panache.
"As Storm Imogen approached and the forecast became more and more reliable, a fire started burning in my stomach," explains session frontman, Gordon Fontaine.
The solid 20ft swell provided us with a number of potential options, but I knew there was one place I wanted to go."The solid 20ft swell provided us with a number of potential options, but I knew there was one place I wanted to go."
Sessions of this nature however wait for no man. And if life doesn't allow for squeezing in time for the mistress, well tough shit.
"The minute I freed my schedule for the whole of Monday, I set off on a mission to be as prepared as possible," he says. "Fresh wax on my boards, cleaned up suits hanging on the Dritek hangers and fuel in the tank. All there was left to do was hit the road and head miles from nowhere."
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