VIDEO: MALAYSIA'S BENAK RIVER TIDAL BORE Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Hailing from Moruya on the NSW South Coast, restauranter Ian Hockey is a regular in Over 55 finals on the Oz longboard contest scene, as well as a top bloke who's been quite a wanderer over many years to exotic surf spots. Now he's popped up on Malaysia's Benak River tidal bore. (Not to be confused with the recently exposed Bono River bore in Sumatra.)
Like the Bono, the Benak was first surfed by the world's leading bore-rider/explorer Frenchman Antony "Yep" Colas, who also wrote and photographed articles on both these phenomenons for PLB (Volumes 13#3 & 14#3).
"I guess one of your avid PLB readers liked the piece on the Benak tidal bore," emailed Yep. "Check out this vid! Mid, June, and 57-year-old Aussie Ian Hockey surfs the Benak, mid range."