The internet has gone into overdrive in the last week and bickering has erupted on every surf website and blog out there after Rip Curl dropped their latest ‘The Search’ clip featuring Mick Fanning at an undisclosed rifling right hand wave.
The video itself is a treat to the eyes as ‘White Lightning’
tears apart the endless wave scoring some incredible barrels with rumours
saying the wave goes on for 3-miles! Mick’s clearly at home here, having grown
up surfing an almost identical wave at Snapper Rocks and then the Super Bank on
Australia’s Gold Coast.
The internet went into overdrive with theories of where the
wave is and amateur sleuths stayed up all night scouring Google Earth for the
magical set up. People buzzed with anticipation, whilst others were furious at
the exposure of this secret spot and Rip Curls exploitation of using secret
spots to market their brand, but hey, this is surfing, and as the old saying
goes ‘surfers are the worst thing to happen to surfing!’.
As you have just seen, the wave is a freak, with it being
compared to Namibia’s Skeleton Bay, but in reverse, and minus the neoprene! But
how long will it stay like this? Skeleton Bay a few years ago was described as
inaccessible but now every swell brings more and more people searching for the
wave of their life.
How many waves like this are still to be discovered? How far
off the beaten track will surfers have to travel to find their own dream wave?
Well, you can score some unbelievable right hand waves on
our surf holidays, and we thought we’d give you a helping hand by choosing five
great waves you can head to right now and score the best waves of your life.
Check them out below:
1. Anchor Point –
First surfed by Australians in the 1960s, this world class
break comes to life when a medium to large NW swell pours into the coast. It
offers an endless amount of speed walls and cutback sections before rifling
down the point, opening up for the odd barrel on inside sections. What makes
this wave so appealing is that it’s suitable for all abilities and the perfect
wave to head to on one of our surf camp Morocco
2. Jeffrey’s Bay – South
Known as J-bay, this world famous right hand point has been
a world tour staple for many years. Offering up rides of up to 500m, this is a
wave you must surf at one of our South Africa surf
camps and has sections that will suit all abilities. Many famous sessions
have taken place here and a surf trip here will burn long in your memory.
3. Soup Bowl - Barbados
This is a good spot to head to on our Barbados surf
holidays, for regular footed surfers or
surfers who are confident of their back-hand ability. It’s the islands most
famous wave and one of Kelly Slaters favourite spots due it’s punchy peak and
4. Arugam Bay – Sri
A user-friendly wave that will suit all abilities on a Sri Lanka surf
trip, with mellow right hand walls that fizzle along a sand bottom, providing
good walls to whip in some turns and the occasional barrel to tuck into. Much
loved by travellers for its consistent swells as it rarely drops below waist height
and holds up to 8 feet.
5. Cloud Nine – The
Cloud Nine in Siargao is fast breaking hollow right hand
wave that is best surfed by intermediate and advanced surfers on a Philippines surf
holiday because it breaks over a reef. Framed by white sand beaches and the
clearest of waters this is one surf destination that should be on everyone’s
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