The Cortes Bank is a shallow seamount (a barely submerged island) sitting in the North Pacific Ocean. It is 96 miles southwest of San Pedro, Los Angeles, 111 miles (166 kilometers) west of Point Loma, San Diego, and 47 miles (82 kilometers) southwest of San Clemente Island in Los Angeles County. It is considered the outermost feature in California’s Channel Islands chain. – Clever stuff courtesy of wikipedia.

Who wouldn’t fancy surfing a shallow seamount 96 miles in the middle of the ocean, well, me for one. Thankfully those are others on this spinning globe with less of a hangover and more get up and go, hit play to watch some of the finest big wave surfers including Andrew Cotton, Lucas Chumbo and Justine Dupont, full respect to all the team, we salute you all.