Kepa Acero almost drowned after breaking his neck and back at Mundaka, northern Spain’s premier left hand barrel. We all know Kepa Acero is one of the greatest surf explorers of our time. From Gabon to India to Alaska and lots of places in between, Acero has explored them all.
This past February Cyrus Sutton and Kepa Acero score perfectly shaped Chicama on the first South swell of the season. Cyrus met up with Kepa in the North coast of Peru hoping to get some late season North swells. Nothing came so they traveled to the Andes to see Machu Picchu and experience some Incan culture. A week into their stay an early season South swell prompted a short flight back to catch one of the world’s longest lefts at Chicama. The waves weren’t big but the sandbars were good. Here’s a few highlights of their trip.
Kepa Acero clips are always very interesting, and very full of epic waves – and really, what more could you want? He’s got a fervor for travel and will do anything in the name of perfect swell and now, he’s doing it in Indonesia
Is Kepa Acero is the greatest surf explorer on earth? His latest adventure, titled “From Mundaka to Afrika,” is a solo epic journey that will cover the entire west coast of Africa.
Everyone’s favorite lonely Basque, Kepa Acero (who’s last name translates to the rather pornish “Steel”) dropped a video of himself surfing a deserted point in Angola completely naked. A woman named Alana Blanchard, who you may have heard of, appeared in the first of a series of videos by Network A. In the first installment, she’s hanging out in Kauai with her friends, all scantily clothed. Both videos were equally intriguing but for different reasons.
Surfer Magazine just released Distant Shores, a short film about surfers traveling to the end of the earth, in search of some of the world’s most remote line-ups, for perfect and uncrowded waves.