Beau Pilgrim here sharing some Fiji Cloudbreak gold from my last trip. There was a huge cast of pros who flew in for the big swell on the 23rd May. It was a scary start to the day with Aaron Gold from Hawaii copping a 3 wave hold down and blacking out on the very first wave of the day. With the brave help of water patrol and other surfers, Gold was successfully rescued and resuscitated. It sent the wind up everyone but didn’t stop the line-up filling out a few hours later.
The wind was up making the 15ft+ conditions difficult but there were still some gems to be ridden. The star performances were from Damien Hobgood and Dane Gudauskas scoring some great rides.
There should still be plenty of swell around this week. Hope you’re all scoring, whilst Franck Gazzola is currently busy packing his gear for the beautiful coastline of France.
Beau Pilgrim here. I returned back from Fiji a couple of weeks ago and after watching the WSL final on Friday I thought I’d share some shots from my trip. May is such a great time for Fiji with amazing swells and minimal wind. I had a flawless three weeks of waves on Namotu Island, perhaps scoring more than the guys on tour with an almost 2 week flat spell.
Here’s a bit of the action. I will also share some photos from the big swell in the coming days.
Telling that we got soaked on Sunday would be an understatement. So, if I’m sure that if you had to do medical claims, make some space in the wardrobe, tidy up the garage, catch-up on emails or watch the latest episodes of Games of Thrones, yesterday was the perfect day to do so!
Today it’s clearing. Stormy sunrise, which looked promising…but no. No fancy colours. Nothing too exciting. Waves ? Yes. Tama is the pick even though it’s a very shifty.
We’ll be cold later this week. Howling westerlies on the menu. We’ll struggle to pass the 10ºC mark, so enjoy today’s warmth. It won’t last.
I still can’t believe how WILD Big Monday was. Here are some crazy images of last week that I wanted to share with you, especially after all the amazingly nice emails received yesterday after posting the newsletter.
Now, we’re due for another storm but this time, we’re in for crazy amounts of rain, and not so much swell. Not as fun.
Gabriel Medina is taking the Fiji Pro crown, in front of Wilko. This means that Namotu wins another title ! Yew !
Today, I want to bring you something different: a black & white series from Big Monday, shot from the sky.
Rough muddy waters, turmoils, crazy rips, white lines and froth explosions gave the ocean 100s of different textures, best seen from the sky.
Try to picture some of those images in a large format slick looking A-Grade frame in the hallway or the dining room on a big white wall. Yes, it’d look amazing. Check with the Mrs for a formal approval, and click to make a purchase ! For this series only, we will give you the option to choose between white, black or light wooden frame. Just add a comment when checking out.