Sanchis Belharra in France

The Billabong XXL 2011 is well under way, and with Mavericks and Hawaii virtually asleep during what is normally big wave season, recent buzz has been building in Ireland, and now France with some huge surf rolling through. As seen in the video below, Benjamin Sanchis of Hossegor, France tows into a monster at Belharra Reef in the Basque Country. This is the clear front runner thus far in the competition, and is a watery mountain that arises out of nowhere in this clip. Hard to believe that this is France, and not somewhere in Hawaii. Any Texas surfers headed out to France?

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