"I think there were about a hundred surfers out there on this day," says local Mundaka standout Txaber Trojaola of the idyllic-looking swell pictured above. "A strong swell hit the coastline of Bermeo and the wind and consistency of the swell produced really good waves at Mundaka. That was not the typical day, with all the waves barreling like that. When Mundaka breaks with that kind of size, you can surf seven or eight hours a day. You can ride the best and longest tubes of your life here."

[This originally appeared as the “Perfect Day” feature in our “Handmade” issue, now available on newsstands or wherever you subscribe to SURFER magazine.]