“Oh my god! I don’t like this! This is so sketchy!”
The adventures of Dylan Graves in his pursuit of the strangest waves on earth have been well-documented on BeachGrit, first in his ongoing series Weird Waves and, now, as he traverses the world solo.
In April, Dylan Graves smashed the Guinness World Record for most turns on a wave with a leg-trembling forty manoeuvres, which he achieved on a tidal bore in Indonesia.
“It’s known as the Bono to the locals or in the surf world as the 7 ghosts cause of a unique feature known as “whelps” that occur in undular tidal bores when a tidal wave front is followed by secondary waves known as whelps. In this case there are 7, hence the name 7 ghosts,” Dylan Graves wrote.
The almost-forty-year-old Puerto Rican submitted the ride to the Guinness people and is awaiting confirmation of his astonishing feat, although clearly a fait accompli etc.
In his latest video short, we find Dylan Graves in Brittany, a peninsula in the north-west of France with two thousand miles of surfable coastline.
Although well-known to European surfers, the joint is a mystery to the Australians and Americans who rarely venture outside France’s storied south-west, Hossegor, Biarritz, Basque Coast etc. Dylan Graves discovers a wild slabbing right-hander, a pretty little peeler for longboarding, a wind-blown left off of a jetty wall and a post-surf climb with a broken surfboard that gives our hero the heebeejeebees.
“Oh my god! I don’t like this! This is so sketchy!” he says over and over.