When Skeleton Bay breaks, Botha is something to behold. A total maniac, really. He starts at first light, goes all day, and runs while everyone else walks. By the time he’s finished, he does at last two dozen laps up and down the 2km point. That’s over a marathon’s worth of sand running, plus just as many hours paddling against a raging current and getting barrelled off his head—multiple days in a row. As more than a couple people noted on the spit Thursday, that’s not exactly normal.

Shot at sunrise on a recent swell by Dre and Trish Waters. Enjoy!

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