Ask any connoisseur of Biscay brine and they'll tell you 2015 was rounded off by a vintage few months. Vinnie Duvie -- arguably the leading expert in the field -- felt like he was watching a 12-week long East Enders omnibus, unable to tear himself away:

Three months of surfing from 3 to 15 foot in the south-west of France. I really wanted to move somewhere else, but just couldn't as the waves were pumping almost everyday, and the charts were looking promising every weeks. My best surf-trip to finish the year. Welcome 2016!