The surf break Ours is well known as one of Australia’s heaviest waves. As we saw in last month’s Red Bull Cape Fear, it can morph into a monstrous slab, one that is as likely to spit you out as it is to swallow you up and throw you against the shallow reef on which it breaks.
During a heavy swell back in 2011, Mark Mathews and Richie Vas took on the famed break at night while shooting for their film Fighting Fear. A venture that made history in big wave surfing, we thought we’d compile a short video of raw footage from the infamous session. Of the many waves surfed between midnight and dawn, here’s some of the highlights.
To see the full session, watch Fighting Fear the film here: