Skip to comments.In massive Tahitian waves, the most incredible day of surfing ever?
Posted on 08/31/2011 4:22:30 AM PDT by nuconvert
Kelly Slater this week won a major surf competition in large waves at a notoriously treacherous venue in Tahiti. But the buzz around the Billabong Pro still is mostly about what transpired during an off day in the middle of the event, when more than a dozen tow surfers took over in gargantuan surf and participated in what some observers described as the most incredible and intense big-wave session ever recorded.
(Excerpt) Read more at grindtv.com ...
Looks like risk is a real factor here.
....and they tell the surfers to get out of the water when Irene was on its way.
Yeah. I think I saw a picture of surfers in Irene’s waves.
Just sayin' ...
Duuuude, where my stick?
Ha. Great version (dumb video)
I admit I would have loved to ride pipe like this. Oh well.
In thinking about it:
I’ve always wondered, with all those people swimming out on boards, how do surfers keep from running into each other?
I’ve wondered, too, how often people get hit by boards.
What a great classic. Here’s a notable version (1 of my favorites):
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