Who is Aaron Gold? His name may have faintly rung the most distant of bells but really we had no idea this time yesterday, and yet here he is on our screens surfing the biggest wave ever paddled into. And we say the biggest wave ever paddled into as a statement and not a question because already it has been officially confirmed by social media and Surfing Magazine and we are not going to argue with such reliable authorities. Measuring tapes are for squares! Anyway, it turns out he is a delightfully mild-mannered man from Haleiwa with very strong arms and a very long surfboard and a plane ticket to Todos Santos and much else besides.