Cape Solander (AKA Ours, AKA Cape Fear) is not often known for its ‘fun’ waves. Well…the Red Bull Cape Fear competition ran yesterday in not the biggest conditions I’ve seen out there…but it was still fun. Hope you watched it online. Was quite an amazing setup, which was whipped up in 4 days by the organisers.
The short period ESE swell dropped quite a bit more than expected on Saturday night. In the first heats there were still a few 6-8 foot bombs. Ryan Hipwood’s 1st wave was really sumpin’ – a full, true Cape nugget. The rest of the day was 4-5 footers which broke very close to the rock. Amazing line up with talented Hawaiians being dominated by the local crew. The Cape is a tricky wave, even just getting out is shifty – just ask Koby Abberton. Watch highlights reel here.
The great news is that Red Bull have agreed to run it again next year…let’s hope we get a monster swell for 2015. Like the one we had last month.
You all know we have had the best Mentawais trip of a lifetime this year. I am still buzzing from that trip. 2 million people have watched the drone footage from our 12 days in the islands. If you want to go, we went on Ratu Motu…the biggest and most luxurious boat out there. Trust me, it’s worth it, you’re worth it! Just look at it.
Today the waves are pumping. Hit it.