Wavegardens are a good idea, in theory, but what do they mean for surfers and for Woolacombe in general?
You'll love this full-length movie from Patagonia. Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.
Are we surprised? Heck no. We've been taking photos for years in anticipation of this very moment. So here's a pile of the very best ones that explain, in a way that words cannot, why Woolacombe won.
'Edges of Sanity' by Finisterre UK ditches the tropical facade present in most surf videos, focussing instead on the raw isolation of surfing in winter. Although Woolacombe gets a touch warmer than the Scottish breaks featured here, the vast empty landscape is similar which makes 'Edges of Sanity' particularly relevant right now.
In this blog I explain how I took this picture. You may recognise it from the Kittiwake One website and I've picked it because it represents a great example of eye-catching beach photography