Este punto de la Costa Vasca, está adquiriendo cada vez un  mayor interés periodístico gracias a su “ola gigante”, que, de verdad, hay veces que, con los 20 metros que puede alcanzar, quita el aliento. Con el gran temporal que estos días ha sacudido el Golfo de Bizkaia, gracias a la Tormenta Hércules, y encontrándonos en pleno invierno, era factible que apareciese con fuerza esta llamativa consecuencia de la las características del fondo marino de ese bajo rocoso que se encuentra frente a las costas de Saint Jean de Luz y la cornisa  que une Sokoa con Hendaya.

Y así ha sido. Las “olas gigantes” del Belharra han hecho acto de presencia, para alegría de los surferos más osados, y los medios de comunicación lo han contado. Resaltando cosas tan extraordinarias como que haya habido profesionales de este deporte que se hayan desplazado desde Hawaii hasta la costa de Euskadi para poder disfrutar de estas olas extraordinarias.

The Guardian – 7/1/2014 – Gran Bretaña

Surfer Shane Dorian flies from Hawaii to catch 20-metre monster French wave

One of the best big-wave surfers in the world has made a 20,000-mile round trip from Hawaii to ride the massive waves that recent storms have brought to the shores of Europe. Shane Dorian caught just two of the 20-metre waves off the French coast, but that was enough to justify the trip for his sponsors, seeking exposure for the increasingly high-profile sport of big-wave riding. One of the best big-wave surfers in the world has made a 20,000-mile round trip from Hawaii to ride the massive waves that recent storms have brought to the shores of Europe. Shane Dorian caught just two of the 20-metre waves off the French coast, but that was enough to justify the trip for his sponsors, seeking exposure for the increasingly high-profile sport of big-wave riding.

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ABC News – 8/1/2014  -USA

Monster Waves Crashing Coastlines Around the Atlantic

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A man surfs the Belharra giant waves off the coast of the French Basque country town of Urrugne, Jan. 7, 2014. (Gaizka Iroz/AFP/Getty Images)

While most of the world stays bundled up during winter storms, a select group of extreme adventurers, photographers, spectators and professional surfers use the winter surf to their advantage to ride and witness some of the biggest blue swell seen so far this season. While spectators may be taken aback by the intensity of big waves, extreme surfers hunt for epic swells throughout the year.

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Sydney Morning Herald – 8/1/2014 -Australia

Surfing the Belharra: daredevils take on monster waves

Daredevil surfers have hit south-west France as monster waves crashed onto the country’s Atlantic coast, creating swells of up to 15 metres. Dozens of surfers tried their luck riding the waves in renowned surf spot Belharra, watched by photographers and video makers on as many boats. The powerful swells have been caused by a massive low pressure system with powerful winds passing over the ocean surface.
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 Belharra meets Hercules

Belharra meets Hercules from Vincent Kardasik on Vimeo.

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