Mick Fanning Just Discovered a 3-Mile Long, Perfect, Barreling Wave

Mick Fanning Just Discovered a 3-Mile Long, Perfect, Barreling Wave




“I’m shaking. I’m freaking out.”

That’s Mick Fanning. He’s talking about a brand-spankin’ new (to the public) sand-bottom right that according to Rip Curl “measures five kilometers long, breaks 20 meters from the beach, holds six feet of swell, and has only been surfed by four people on the entire planet.”
In a day where every rock feels turned twice and each path well worn, the concept of stumbling upon actual empty perfection seems as unlikely as building a perfect, artificial wave. They’re both preposterous.