East to West

Venturing through the southern tip of Africa during the winter months

We still aren’t anywhere near being sick of watching Skeleton Bay do its thing. The opening section of East to West features a handful of South African surfers (some you’ll recognize, others you may not) standing tall in head-high plus barrel after barrel. While most of the recent Skeleton Bay videos tend to be filmed on GoPros, this one gives a land perspective of just how good the wave is. Also, the clip at 1:29 shows how damn powerful the wave is. Duck diving a grinding left with all the power of the Atlantic behind it isn’t exactly easy. The rest of the clip features a variety of A+ waves in South Africa, including some of the best scoring rides from the J-Bay Open. To finish things off, Dale Staples’ closing barrel is one for the ages (4:07).