With news of Shane Dorian, Jamie Mitchell and a handful of other international big wave cats flying over the Europe to paddle into France's famed big wave mush burger Belharra, European big wave aficionados had plenty to get amped about the last couple days.

While initial reports suggest Hercules came in a little smaller than some forecasters predicted, light winds in the Bay of Biscay made for a perfect morning of paddle-in big wave drops and poundings at the other Basque Country big wave line-up of Roka Puta. The bomb of the session going to 19 year-old Basque Country charger Imanol Yeregi.