Towering surf at Short Point this morning brought spectators but few were brave enough to face the big ones. Clancy Mills was the only surfer out which comes as no surprise as this young man likes to rip into monster waves in some of the world's most remote locations. The power of the surf tore the leg rope from his board which sent it bouncing like a small toy through the surf. He retrieved it , came on shore, rejigged the rope and was back into it. It was all a bit big for News Weekly manager Grant Webster, who likes to have a regular surf before work. But he saw the potential for some great photos so dashed back to the office and grabbed the camera.