HE AINT HEAVY HE’S MY BROTHER
On March 30th 2011 spawned from the remnants of Cyclone Bune a large long period swell poured into the East Coast bringing to life a wave which had been chased for over seven years since it was first sighted. A wave of such unique qualities and power that could only be compared to Hawaii's Pipeline. That swell was one for the ages, a once in a lifetime moment for those who were present for the taming of the Brother. Over the years between then and now as with those years before he failed to show up for
annual reunions, his shy yet intimidating nature eluding those that had come to love him. Some gave up and moved on feeling betrayed, yet for some the love for their Big Brother ran deeper than blood, one day their Brother would come walking back through that door! Just when it was thought the day would never come and ironically just over three years to the day later there was a knock at the door. Big Brother had returned!
Joe Palmer is an underground charger that has since his teens been known as a guy that loves those days when most refuse to paddle out. In recent years he has fallen in love with tow surfing and relishes days like this even if they do only come around once every few years.