The French beachbreak is an unpredictable mistress, her moods changing on a dime. If you’re lucky you’ll score some of the funnest waves of your life, if not, you could be left goose chasing the dragon for hours and come up empty-handed.

Chippa Wilson and Brendon Gibbens recently took a gamble and found her in a good mood, delivering the boys a perfect high-performance canvas on which to dance.