What if we told you there was an unknown sand-bottom right that is five kilometers long, breaks 20 meters off the beach, holds six foot of swell and has only been surfed by four people on the entire planet?
Yeah this is a real place, and good 'ol Mick Fanning got a very, very rare invite from a good buddy of his to surf this highly secret spot. “My friend showed me this one little clip of the wave and I could see how insane it was,” said Mick of the original connection. “He was like ‘Pssst Mick, check this out… I’ve got this wave and I really want you to surf it with us, but I’m scared it will leak’. I knew he wouldn’t give it up easily. He wanted to keep surfing it alone with his mate. It took some back and forth to convince him, but eventually my friend trusted us. And then it was ‘go’ in a second. One text and it was on!”
Getting to the destination was as clandestine as you would expect, short of being blind folded and led by faceless men in a nameless direction. However covert the mission, the wave – a hissing, spitting cobra of a thing – does have a (rather apt) name. The Snake.
This ain’t no wave pool! This is The Snake!