Gabriel Medina won, Stephanie Gilmore won. They both won on the same day.
Strike four resulted in malevolent seas and not a lot of surfing. Windsurfing proved the sport most adept at harnessing the chaos.
Greg Long called it the heaviest Jaws paddle session he had been a part of.
A second swell almost equal in power to last week's looks likely to arrive with better local winds over the coming weekend.
The big numbers from the Euro swell exceeded 50ft on the observed satellite pass and of course a few pictures.
The most powerful swell of the season impacts Western Europe late this weekend and into next week.
No change to an outlook of pulses of positive mid sized west swell with light to moderate SW winds increasing into the weekend.
Padang again delivered the goods for the second 'high-surf' day of the Indonesian super swell.
Building swell all week from monday but with ongoing risk of SW winds.
Increasing confidence in swell for next week after a period of very small conditions at the end of this week.