I know surfing’s golden rule. You know surfing’s golden rule. Forget all that stuff about “the best surfer is the one having the most fun,” yada, yada, yada and all those other platitudes we like to pretend steer us clear of certain chaos in crowded lineups. Surfing’s golden rule is you don’t burn people.
But then again, every surfer on the planet has justified breaking the golden rule once or twice. A righteous, well-deserved roasting, because we’ve all decided for ourselves at one point or another that the person closest to the peak didn’t actually wait to get there. And then all bets are off.
Apparently, that’s how this wave started out in Spain’s Basque Country during a solid (see very solid) swell. And obviously it could have gone absurdly wrong. Except it didn’t.