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   CaliforniaMama  Thursday Jun 20 06:44 PM

June 20, 2013 - Riding a 61-foot Wave



Shawn Dollar of Santa Cruz (surfer heaven), California, is the surfer in the
photo. The place is Cortes Bank, California. The time is December 21, 2012.

Guinness World Records has logged this moment as the largest wave ever surfed via the
traditional paddle-in method.

The ride earned Shawn $30,000 at the 2013 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for winning both
the Pacifico Paddle Award and the XXL Biggest Wave title.

Check out this video of Shawn describing the event of his life.



Wow - it is hard for me to wrap my brain around that wave being 61-feet high.
How high is that? I need to relate it to something tangible . . .

via GrindTV

PS: How big/small is the font on your screen? On my old laptop,
this size came out a lot larger than it does on this borrowed laptop.
(Just need to get a hard drive to get my life back . . .)



ZenGum  Thursday Jun 20 08:16 PM

It's not the only photo of its type,but

Quote:
... traditional paddle-in method.
makes it extra


footfootfoot  Friday Jun 21 09:13 AM

I thought about a Laird Hamilton video I saw and thought "that's not such a big wave." then I saw the part about paddling in. Never mind.



CaliforniaMama  Saturday Jun 22 01:00 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
I thought about a Laird Hamilton video I saw and thought "that's not such a big wave." then I saw the part about paddling in. Never mind.
How else does one get there?


ZenGum  Saturday Jun 22 01:53 AM

Tow-in by jet-ski.

(Which is also the name of a Russian composer.)



footfootfoot  Saturday Jun 22 07:15 AM




footfootfoot  Saturday Jun 22 07:18 AM

A better video



CaliforniaMama  Sunday Jun 23 03:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Tow-in by jet-ski.
That's cheating!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
(Which is also the name of a Russian composer.)



CaliforniaMama  Sunday Jun 23 03:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
A better video.
Very impressive!


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