AFTER two months on the road Lars Musschoot’s travels take him back home to a secret spot in Belgium.
Nothing beats surfing at home after weeks of bleeding rubber into tarmac, even is the waves are less than epic. But heck this is Belgium, home of some of the keenest surfers suffering inconsistent swells in a shallow sea with a fetch requiring the precision of an Olympic archer.
Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
Patagonia is a challenging lover, said the English novelist, Bruce Chatwin. It haunts you, it bewitches you, it wraps you in its arms and does not let you go.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith