COVID-19 coincided with a couple of amazing swells. With basically the entire world on Coronavirus lockdown from mid-March until early May, a handful of iconic spots had at least one all-time day during a once-in-a-lifetime window where nobody was allowed in the ocean. At J-Bay, 6-foot corduroy perfection marched through Supertubes, empty for the first time since before the original “Endless Summer”. At Lower Trestles, south swell lines wrapped down the cobblestone reef without a surfer in sight for the first time since, well, can anyone even remember the last time Lowers was empty in April? And it goes on. Supertubos. Puerto Escondido. Raglan. HT’s. All empty.

Of course, surfers were still around, painfully peering through windows. The ones that were allowed outside (or that could launch a drone) documented the empty perfection in their respective locations. Click play for a curated look at your favorite waves — entirely empty — during a period of time we’ll (hopefully) never have to experience again.

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SurfinDaddy has been hanging around the periphery of the web since 2001 – but the dawn of 2021 sees us ready to jump into the fray. No longer content to be an outsider (but loving that our readership will be those who love the outdoors) we’re poised to become your online resource for all things related to boardsports.