Watch Mick Fanning’s discovery of the decade

Welcome to The Snake, the best sand-bottom pointbreak we’ve seen since Skeleton Bay.
© Rip Curl
By Josh T. Saunders

'The Search' is alive and well, and Mick Fanning is at the helm of the ship. Fanning's most recent expedition took him to this remote coastline, the location a secret, even in surfing's tightest inner circles. As you'll see above, the view Fanning was greeted with when the sun cracked the horizon made it all worth it.

A reeling sand-bottom point, like pumping Kirra or a reverse Skeleton Bay, but with tropical temps and completely deserted. Barrels for miles without a single other surfer in sight, almost too ideal to seem real. And in a time of Google Earth and geotags, the discovery of a new wave so perfect, and a lineup so empty, seems damn near impossible.

Mick Fanning surfing an undiscovered righthand wave
Mick Fanning wrestles "The Snake" © Rip Curl

Jealousy aside, there's not a surfer in the world we'd rather see have it all to himself than Fanning. With barely a drop of water out of place, The Snake will remind many of the surreal wave pool visions that Kelly Slater dropped last year. As Rip Curl is sure to point out though, this Ain’t No Wave Pool – this is surf adventure at its finest.


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