It’s likely that, in ten year’s time, U.K. wavesailors will look back on the winter of 2013-14 and talk about it in the same tones as a sun worshipper reflects on the summer of 1976 – an all-time classic.
Amongst the recollections of all those wild and windy days we may well reminisce that the winter storm named Hercules provided some of the biggest waves the Atlantic’s ever produced.
Needless to say, the infamous Motley Crew Red Phone went berserk throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays, but on the morning of January 6th 2014, Hercules triggered the rare Code Black ring tone, indicating an incoming mega swell of unknown proportions. John Carter reports.
Story & Photos JOHN CARTER
(This feature originally appeared in the March 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!)