Antoine Albeau—Belharra Reef, France from Hercules Hits Europe

Hercules Hits Europe

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Antoine Albeau—Belharra Reef, France

Belharra Reef, on France's southwest coast in Basque country, was where some of the world's top big wave surfers gathered this week to catch the monster waves that winter storm Hercules brought to Europe. French windsurfer Antoine Albeau—the fastest windsurfer on Earth according to—didn't have to travel too far to catch this beast, sans sail.