Sometimes you need a pared-back clip without all the razzle dazzle to really appreciate a wave in all its glory.

This new clip of a single session at Hossegor is a perfect reminder of just how good the French beachies get, and also that while the bottom may be sand, user-friendly they are not.

Some of Europe's best surfers such as Joan Duru and luck into a few epic barrels, which if you squint, have shades of the Pipeline.

It's a tough paddle out, the banks are fickle, it's cold, and if you put it all together you just might score the wave of your life. It's no surprise that a CT vet like Jeremy Flores who has spent some much time here over the years, is such a renowned barrel rider.

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