Though we doubt he does it for the money, 2013 Ride of the Year Winner Shane Dorian (HAW) scored an incredible ride at Belharra Reef in France during the Hercules storm swell on January 7th, 2014, for another stab at the $50,000 cash prize for this year’s Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. With nothing but man power, the Kailua-Kona native pulled into a bomb at the big wave spot located in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
Video by Vincent Kardasik
Dorian was amongst many big wave surfers that hunted down massive surf along Europe’s coastlines in the last few days. Belharra Reef proved to be a stand out amongst other breaks with huge surf caused by storm Hercules. Peyo Lizarazu, Jamie Mitchell and Benjamin Sanchis, joined Dorian in the lineup, scoring some excellent rides and wipeouts of their own in France.