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East to West

Venturing through the southern tip of Africa during the winter months

| posted on August 05, 2014

We still aren’t anywhere near being sick of watching Skeleton Bay do its thing. The opening section of East to West features a handful of South African surfers (some you’ll recognize, others you may not) standing tall in head-high plus barrel after barrel. While most of the recent Skeleton Bay videos tend to be filmed on GoPros, this one gives a land perspective of just how good the wave is. Also, the clip at 1:29 shows how damn powerful the wave is. Duck diving a grinding left with all the power of the Atlantic behind it isn’t exactly easy. The rest of the clip features a variety of A+ waves in South Africa, including some of the best scoring rides from the J-Bay Open. To finish things off, Dale Staples’ closing barrel is one for the ages (4:07).