When the swell thumped south from Northern Europe, organisers of the Big Wave World Tour had to grant the Punta Galea Challenge the green light, which resulted in a day of fairy windy, rugged big wave surfing. But as the wind backed off, the following day that hosted some incredible waves ridden at Roka Puta.
"The day before was enormous, but the wind was bad and the sea wasn't clear. So no one paddled out," explains filmer Unai Borda.
Twiggy was the one who started making the barrels, but Indar, Natxo and imanol where the ones who got the biggest.
With the Big Wave World Tour in town for the Punta Galea Challenge the previous day, some of the world's elite big wave riders where on hand for when the wind to dropped to a breath, and the chaos was superseded by big clean waves.
"On Friday, from the morning to the night, the conditions stayed perfect and we saw the most 'crowded' day on this spot, about 20 guys, when we are used to see 5 or 10 max. Twiggy Baker, Ramon Navarro, Kohl Christensen and locals like Imanol Yeregi, Indar Unanue, Natxo Gonzalez, Pablo García, Iñigo Idigoras were there," recalls Unai.
"Twiggy was the one who started making the barrels, but Indar, Natxo and imanol where the ones who got the biggest. So many people came to watch the show, the cheers and the shouts where crazy, the road was stacked because all the cars trying to get the spot and there where millions of dollars in camera lenses in a round mile."