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"This has been the most amazing Search trip in 20 years," Tom Curren said after his groundbreaking river tube. Though tidal surges occur semi-regularly on the Seven Ghosts, a surge strong enough to create the waves captured this March by Santos, Brady, Larronde, Anwar, and Curren is extremely rare. Under the guidance and expertise of Frenchman Antony Colas, who first surfed and documented Seven Ghosts in September 2010, the Rip Curl Search team chose the week of March 18-24, as it coincided with the Spring Equinox and tidal swings which occur only once every 19 years. As it turned out, Colas could not have been more spot-on.© 2014 Rip Curl
"I didn't want to have any expectations coming into this trip, but the waves we've scored out here were pretty crazy," said Brazilian Bruno Santos, who logged in a 35-minute ride and a handful of chocolate barrels. "People dream of experiences like this - it really is the perfect wave." There's no doubt that by the time the last lines rolled off upriver, every surfer had left their mark on history, but fittingly it was Rip Curl's original Searcher, Tom Curren, who was the first to re-write the record books.© 2014 Rip Curl
Kepa finds himself in a land of perpetual dancing and broad smiles.
Pick a solid swell, make the treacherous paddle, avoid the fang-like rocks on the inside, and you could score some of the longest rights of your life.
If Jack Kerouac surfed he would have chewed his beatnik leg off to get on this trip. Desert Point to Shipstern and everything in between.
Not all winter is cold, even if the country is in danger of washing away there will be surfers lapping up the storms
Those two imposters, triumph and disaster, go hand in hand in the sport of bodyboarding, especially for those hellmen who push the boundaries of what is surfable.