Video: World’s Best Surfers Converge on Belharra, France Monster Swell

The convergence of specific temperatures and pressures falling upon only certain locations across the globe can result in some of the largest surf conditions on record. Like a clarion call, these monster swells draw in some of the biggest talents in the surfing world. Within a few hours of news of the serge encroaching on Belharra, France, the world’s best surfers made January 7th, 2014 the first epic day of the year.

In a self-proclaimed “quick and dirty edit” by Vincent and Julie Kardasik made less than 12 hours after the paddle session, we get this soulful daylong glimpse at the world of a big wave surfer – but not just anyone, but again, some of the most recognizable names in the sport: Shane Dorian, Benjamin Sanchis, Jamie Mitchell, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Peyo Lizarazu, Pilou Ducalme, Stephane Iralour, Justine Dupont and Seb Saint-Jean.

Most appropriately, much of this video shows how several Yamaha WaveRunners are put to use as rescue vehicles, helping keep these awesome athletes alive as they charge into these giant waves. Check out this video below:

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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