Best Wave Ridden by a Female Surfer in Australia Ever?

14 May 2009 0 Share

Who could disagree with the sentiment that this is the best wave ridden by a female surfer in Australia ever.

Who could disagree with the sentiment that this is the best wave ridden by a female surfer in Australia ever.

Sequence - Tim Bonython

Sequence - Tim Bonython

Yesterday May 13, was by far the biggest and best day at "Ours" so far this year. It was flawless. The swell was in the 6-8ft range out of the SSE and winds were light offshore westerly all day. The sun was shining and the water was an unseasonably warm 21 degrees.

Seven time world champion and renowned Hawaiian charger Layne Beachley rode what most witnesses are calling the Best wave ever ridden by a female surfer in Australia ever.

Layne ventured out to the notoriously gnarly reef break full of confidence and ready to charge.

Charge she did, and how!

Take a good look at photographer Billy Morris's sequence and I don't think you will disagree.

The unwritten law at "Ours" is you have to paddle into a few waves and take off on some solid slabs before you earn the right to be towed into a set.

Layne impressed incredibly on her first paddle in waves, and before you know it Bra Boy Richie Vass offered to tow her into this hectic below sea level bomb.

The rest is history.

Layne had a late night on Tuesday when she was named co winner with Sarah Murdoch at The annual Women In Style awards evening hosted by InStyle magazine. Layne said, “I literally swapped my Alex Perry gown for a wetsuit at dawn.” She said, “I was on stage with the Bra queen Sarah Murdoch late on Tuesday night, and then I was out charging “Ours” with the Bra Boys at dawn.”

"It was an incredible wave. Definetely my best ever in Australia. I have had some comparable tubes at Honolua Bay, but “Ours” is so intense."

"The Bra Boys were so full of encouragement. I had an insane day."

Special thanks to Billy Morris for getting us the land sequence after a long day shooting, and Tim Bonython for sending us the water frame grabs at 1.00am. Legends lads. Legend effort Layne. We will be posting some epic photos of the Bra Boys and a few other chargers pulling into Solander slabs in the coming days.

- Ben Horvath. (Coastalwatch editor.)

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