The day started off massive, with a sideshore devil wind, and the contest was put on hold after only a few heats, when Raoni Monteiro (bet you haven’t heard that name in a while! ) tried to slip out of an 8-footer and ended up destroying every ligament in his knee.
As you likely remember, as the afternoon wore on, the wind switched for the better, and a handful of complete psychopaths — some on the ‘CT, most not — put on the greatest live show in the history of the sport.
And while it was an entertaining event, it’s hard not to think back five years to 2012, when one of the largest swells to to ever hit Fiji slammed Cloudbreak’s reef during the event window.
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