With the โ€œ50 Year Stormโ€ producing giant conditions at this yearโ€™s Rip Curl Pro, the inevitable comparisons to 1981โ€™s giant Bells swell were drawn ad nauseam.

In our efforts to compare the two we stumbled across this clip of Simon Anderson and Steve Robertson discussing the swell, and the debut of the thruster during the event.

Itโ€™sย  a goldmine of information, and is interspersed with footage from the โ€™81 event.

Whatโ€™s your call? Maybe this year had a couple a bigger rogue ones, but โ€™81 gets the nod every day of the week in terms of quality.