Back in late 2012, Australian Bodyboard magazine Riptide ran a feature on the amazing break of Skeleton Bay in Namibia, in which Sacha Specker, Mark McCarthy and Jared Houston got to session the ridiculously long lefthander. Luckily for us, a video edit of the trip has been released and shows the crew getting some of the longest waves and craziest barrels of their lives.
Whilst the wave is fairly new in regards to its public notoriety (first making headline news in 2008) it is a spot that now seems to be on a great many peoples must surf list and gets a lot of publicity. If you are not familiar with the wave it is a left-hand barrel that winds its way down a sand bottomed point and is regarded as one of the longest waves in the world, with the potential for a 1.3 mile ride if you were there on the best of days and all the sections lined up!
The video gives us some idea of what it must feel like to be lucky enough to session the spot and features some fantastic barrels both in prone and drop knee. With a wave that mechanical it must be a dream to set a rail and gun towards the horizon. Enjoy the four-minute clip below and let us know if The Skeleton Coast is on your bucket list or a spot you have been lucky enough to visit?