Right before 2021 wrapped up, a North Atlantic swell juggernaut catapulted waves into The Canaries – so much so that it awoke this mutant wave dubbed La Misteriosa. And when this harrowing thing turns on, it's only a small crew that'll make the mission out for it.
Local Manuel Lezcano, along with tow partner, Vilayta have been keeping an eye on this spot for some time now, waiting for that sweet combo of swell direction, size and wind to jack to the unfathomable. And while they got it good, there's still plenty more potential for size and hefty azure barrels out of here.
Also in the mix, Sancho! “Manu called us to go,” he said. “The session was very good, there's always a good group atmosphere there - everyone supporting each other.
“It was a bit difficult in the beginning to find the good waves but Manu showed us where to stand and we focussed on the top peak which is more slabby – our aim was to make tubes.
“At first I thought we were going to paddle but it ended up as an incredible tow session, a couple of hours of perfect blue sea with sunny skies. Manu took the tube of the day and I took a very good pair of waves , and that was it - super happy with the day. Ben charged hard, too.”
Ben? That's 16-year-old Ben Larg, from Scotland. Who you'll recall gave Nic Von Rupp a bit of a tour around his home country, before the Von Froth returned the favour and got Ben into a few at Nazare a month or so back... and a couple at Cave.
“I had been to that spot before but paddling with Yeray [Garcia Ferrera, who Ben partnered with for this session] Manuel and a few other guys but this time it was much bigger so we where towing.
“It’s a dangerous wave; there is no beach so if you get in a tricky situation it’s hard to pick people up on the ski because you have to make sure you're not gonna hit any rocks.
“When you get a good wave there it’s insane. I had two barrels and I was really close to making the second one I was at the door when I fell, maybe I’ll make it one day.
“It was an amazing session with a good crew of people that I look up to, that wave has a lot of potential, it has been really big in the past and I think it will be again soon.”
Stay tuned for that...