This Is the Mundaka Session You Need To See With the Endless Winter II Crew

Jason Lock

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Updated 1625d ago

The Endless Winter II crew lucked into classic Mundaka while filming for the second edition of the documentary series.

Taking the format of a classic road trip, Mark 'Egor' Harris is travelling from Cornwall to Morocco, charting the history of surfing across Europe as a follow up to 2012's Endless Winter.

Aneko Acero.

Aneko Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Dropping into northern Spain, Mark joins Kepa and Eneko Acero, Natxo Gonzalez and Craig Sage as they score perfect waves – all in the name of the cause. There's no-one you would rather be filming with at Mundaka than this all-star cast of Basque Country warriors.

The search for pristine waves across Europe drove Mark “Egor” Harris and the Endless Winter II crew to Mundaka. Looks like it paid off in a big way here for Mark.

The search for pristine waves across Europe drove Mark “Egor” Harris and the Endless Winter II crew to Mundaka. Looks like it paid off in a big way here for Mark.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Mark said: ''Perfect waves at Mundaka! A crazy crowd but a lot of fun picking off some of the wider sections. So lucky to rock up to two days in Mundaka. Hard work to get a wave, let alone a perfect one, but a lot of fun trying. It was amazing to hook up with Kepa and see him and his brothers after so many years and paddle out with him after all his travels - it felt really special.''

The crew were out on Sunday and Monday making best use of gentle southerly winds on the latter, coupled with a north-westerly swell making for some epic conditions - which is actually a rarity for the month of April.

The forecast for Sunday saw 7.5ft of swell by 13 seconds build to 10ft by 19 second intervals, coupled with moderate to strong south by south westerly winds. On Monday, those off-shore winds remained largely the same, becoming weaker as the day went on. Pair that up with a predominate north-westerly 9ft swell, rolling in at 17 second intervals, and you've got some damn fine conditions.

The forecast for Sunday saw 7.5ft of swell by 13 seconds build to 10ft by 19 second intervals, coupled with moderate to strong south by south westerly winds. On Monday, those off-shore winds remained largely the same, becoming weaker as the day went on. Pair that up with a predominate north-westerly 9ft swell, rolling in at 17 second intervals, and you've got some damn fine conditions.

Kepa added: ''After spending a lot of time in the Galápagos Islands, it was amazing to come home for a Mundaka swell which is very rare in April and to share it with family and friends was perfect. It's really rare to score pumping Mundaka this time of year in April. The second time time I have ever surfed Mundaka as good as this for this time of year!''

You can catch up with the Endless Winter Crew here.

A Mundaka ripper takes one of the larger waves of the day.

A Mundaka ripper takes one of the larger waves of the day.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Kepa Acero.

Kepa Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Kepa Acero.

Kepa Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Kepa Acero.

Kepa Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Natxo Gonzalez.

Natxo Gonzalez.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Craig Sage taking the ski out in the morning for some tow-in waves.

Craig Sage taking the ski out in the morning for some tow-in waves.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Aritz Aranburu stopped by for a session.

Aritz Aranburu stopped by for a session.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Eneko Acero.

Eneko Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Mundaka.

Mundaka.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Eneko Acero.

Eneko Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Eneko Acero.

Eneko Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Kepa Acero.

Kepa Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Mundaka local pulls in for some tube-time.

Mundaka local pulls in for some tube-time.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Kepa Acero.

Kepa Acero.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Natxo Gonzalez.

Natxo Gonzalez.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film

Natxo Gonzalez.

Natxo Gonzalez.

© 2020 - Lucia Griggi / Endless Winter Film