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Dupont initially paddled out with Benjamin Sanchis, the 2011 Billabong XXL Biggest Wave Award Winner. However after both surfers broke their boards after being caught inside by the biggest set of the day they elected to tow surf the infamous cold water righthander. François Liets then towed Dupont into a solid 12+ foot bomb. Looking supremely comfortable in one of the world's heaviest waves, the stylish natural footer backdoored a huge green barrel exiting with a huge spit to the roars of the surfers in the water and the spectators lining the cliffs. "I want to say a huge thank you to all the Billabong Adventure Division team for the trust and confidence they gave me," Dupont said. "They all accepted me in the team and that was my main goal. It's also very beautiful here; the landscape and the cliffs give the wave and place a special mood. It was an incredible experience."
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith
Local Canarian, Lazi Ruedegger, finds some golden moments between the storms.
Nelscott Reef will today host the fifth stop of the Big Wave World Tour, kicking off with a women's superheat.
The European Association of Surfing Doctors announces its third annual conference, to be held at Mullaghmore on September 9.