We are psyched that you are psyched. Keep searching, keep sending. Your tenacity and passion pleases us, especially the enthusiastic email subject lines: “Think we found our dream wave!!!” and “This could be better than Rincon, maybe!!??” (I’m Ron Burgundy?)
Because you’re right — there are breaks out there that are better than Rincon. Maybe. We’ve seen some promising entries from sleepy corners of the South Pacific. And some well-groomed points have revealed themselves in various countries in southern Africa. And below the border — whistle — who knew we hadn’t pillaged all of those waves already. But. We have not picked a spot yet, not even close. You have until March 31st to enter and we at SURFING will review every entry until that day. So far here’s what we’ve liked form your submissions:
1. People following the (fairly simple) directions.
2. People who have researched the area a bit. As in, searched where you could potentially fly/drive/boat into said location. Is it, in fact, undiscovered? How far is the closest town/city/village? Is there a raging civil war going on nearby? (Just curious.) What are the optimal months for swell?
3. A clean, up-close shot of the wave. As in, long swell lines with long whitewater trails. Those makes us smile.
So keep ‘em coming. Investigate beyond the screenshot. It’s a big world with five oceans. Get creative. Be the one that finds that “dream wave, maybe.” And we might just take you there so you can erase the “maybe.”