THE GREAT STORM OF HERCULES
A rare 933 mb. low that practically covered the entire Atlantic in early January of this year, will go down in history for its intensity and sheer size and power that accompanied the severe weather it delivered.
Having long understood the significance and reach of these fetches, I started tracking the swell around the 3rd of January. Ireland, France, Portugal looked to be taking the direct hit from this menacing storm and those options all left me feeling cold chills and a generally low level of interest to fly into the eye of the storm.
Words Kai Katchadourian // Photos Simon Crowther
(This feature originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of Windsurf Magazine. To read more features like this first, Print and Digital subscriptions are available. Prices include delivery globally for 10 x issues a year!)