The Chambered Nautilus

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Ready to go on a moment’s notice, the crew had been waiting all winter for the right swell conditions. The place: Tuamotu, an atoll located in the Society Islands, which offers fast-breaking left breaks on NW swells. Raimana Van Bastolear along with Michel Bourez, Alain Riou, Hans Hagen, and a few friends and photographers rip the three-day swell.