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Skeleton Bay Takes One Last Breath Before Its Long Summer Slumber

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Skeleton Bay Takes One Last Breath Before Its Long Summer Slumber

As far as perfect waves go, the Donkey is ideal in almost every sense. 

It's far-removed from typical surf destinations but not especially difficult to get to. (Meaning: no camped-out Brazzos or Aussies, but you can strike it!)

It's fickle but easy to forecast. (Meaning: pay attention and you're almost destined to score)

It breaks over sand but is far from user-friendly. (Meaning: those of us who surf alright but are too scared to jag a bomb at Pipe still have a chance)

It's not tropical, but not freezing either. (Meaning: it keeps the true pansies away but doesn't punish the rest of us)

Its lineup is kilometers long and runs like a river. (Meaning: no singular asshole can dominate "the peak")

That's why, if you're watching the charts and have money to spend, a Skeleton Bay strike is actually quite prudent. The swells are easy to track, the flight path is pretty straightforward, and once you arrive, you're always gonna have a chance at a bomb. 

Whether or not you want to catch it is another question entirely. 

The video above showcases Skeleton's last swell of 2019 before it performed its long summer slumber. Surfers include: Connor Maguire, Miguel Tudela, Gabriel Villarain, Benjamin Sanchis, Luke Campbell (whose last wave is sublime) and more. 

So, whose got $5k to spend on a one-day surf trip next year? We'll shout drinks. 

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