Point-Of-View: Barrel Of Namibian Wave

Namibia may not be one of the world’s best-known surf spots, but after this video by South African Benji Brand the local tourism board may want to prep for an influx of wave-seekers.

Brand recorded this spectacular barrel ride in the water off Namibia in May and entered it into Surfline’s GoPro of the World competition, which seeks the top GoPro footage to award a $20,000 prize. Seems as though Brand may be on the way to a healthy pay day. If not, I can’t wait to see what beats it! —Sean McCoy

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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