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The moment surfer takes on 41-foot monster wave... and lives to tell the tale
DailyMailonline ^ | 07th November 2008 | Wil Longbottom

Posted on 11/07/2008 3:09:53 PM PST by AmericanMade1776

A daredevil surfer is pictured tackling a giant 41 foot wave in a bid to win himself a prestigious award. Kerby Brown took on the monster during a session at a top secret reef, and nearly didn't live to tell the tale. Moments after these pictures were taken, he suffered a devastating wipeout which nearly killed him.

He said: 'Usually the wave never steps out or goes evil like that one, but it just went dry - the hardest wave I've ever had to surf. 'I went straight over over the lip and did about 10 backflips and then pulled a muscle in my shoulder. 'It felt like I ripped my arm out of its socket, my leggie snapped and then I felt like I was the deepest I'd ever been.'


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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: surfing
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Major Wipeout!
1 posted on 11/07/2008 3:09:54 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Yeah, you can see it closing in on itself on the left side of the photo.

Just wow!


2 posted on 11/07/2008 3:11:23 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Chimpy ObaMao is not my president.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

There is alot of water behind that wave.


3 posted on 11/07/2008 3:11:56 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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To: AmericanMade1776

gnarbuckle


4 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:00 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: AmericanMade1776

“Catch a wave and you’re sittin’ on top of the world!”
Amen.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:06 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Close the colleges and don't feed the public schools.)
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To: AmericanMade1776; NautiNurse

Surf’s Up!


6 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:11 PM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I know.. pretty exciting pics.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:11 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Amazing pictures. Is not nature simply beautiful ?


8 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:45 PM PST by AndyPH (?+)
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To: AmericanMade1776

So where might this top secret reef be? Hawaii?

And why “top secret”?


9 posted on 11/07/2008 3:14:07 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: AmericanMade1776
Not as big as this one ...


10 posted on 11/07/2008 3:14:42 PM PST by tx_eggman ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule" - Mencken)
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To: AmericanMade1776

That is the gnarliest looking wave I have ever seen, YIKES!


11 posted on 11/07/2008 3:14:47 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: AndyPH

Nature is beautiful, powerful, and sometimes unpredictable.


12 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:04 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Ten footers are the biggest I’ve been in. They were pretty scary and they weren’t ugly like that one.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:19 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Chimpy ObaMao is not my president.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Anybody know where this is and if there are any videos?


14 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:41 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: AmericanMade1776

Close out from hell!


15 posted on 11/07/2008 3:16:23 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

There are some reefs off the coast of San Diego that form some monster waves.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 3:16:24 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Chimpy ObaMao is not my president.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

"Somnds like one righteous wave, dude!"

17 posted on 11/07/2008 3:17:24 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
6-8 foot for me.

They were big enough.

18 posted on 11/07/2008 3:18:56 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Brings to mind the 60's documentary, Endless Summer. And the 90's film with Patrick Swayzee and Keanu Reeves where Swayzee surfs into a killer wave to die.
19 posted on 11/07/2008 3:19:42 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: AmericanMade1776
Another huge wave.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 3:19:52 PM PST by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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