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  1. #21
    I'm all good with a wave that killed Mark Foo and Sion Miloski. Strangely it does look make able in the videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahuna Kai View Post
    I'm all good with a wave that killed Mark Foo and Sion Miloski. Strangely it does look make able in the videos.
    I know right. In many pics and vids it looks like the drop would not be that terrible compared to most big wave spots, course like you said I ain't messin with a wave that killed some of the great big wave surfers of our time. Plus you got the crazy currents, rocks and oh yeah big @ss sharks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    I know right. In many pics and vids it looks like the drop would not be that terrible compared to most big wave spots, course like you said I ain't messin with a wave that killed some of the great big wave surfers of our time. Plus you got the crazy currents, rocks and oh yeah big @ss sharks!
    rcarter, if there were eternal peace and salvation in the trough of that 35-50ft jacker would you still not paddle/tow into it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    rcarter, if there were eternal peace and salvation in the trough of that 35-50ft jacker would you still not paddle/tow into it?
    Hmmm that is a tough one. I would have to say no as I would never want to miss seeing my son grow up, graduate, get married, etc. But if I was single and childless I would go for it fur sure!

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    I want no part of big surf like that. I get plenty of rush surfing waves head high to 2x overhead. Big wave surfing is more survival surfing. I have no one to impress in this world. I still don't understand how some of thsoe guys survive those falls and beatdowns.
    As stated it takes more than just being able to "surf". You need to be an all around waterman I believe to surf truly big waves...a swimmer, diver, etc. You need to be able to survive when you don't just drop in a ride out to the shoulder without incident.
    Sure some guys though are just plain psychos though like the Mavericks' crew...I read that some of those guys used to surf Maverick's on LSD etc.
    Have fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbug View Post
    I want no part of big surf like that. I get plenty of rush surfing waves head high to 2x overhead. Big wave surfing is more survival surfing. I have no one to impress in this world. I still don't understand how some of thsoe guys survive those falls and beatdowns.
    As stated it takes more than just being able to "surf". You need to be an all around waterman I believe to surf truly big waves...a swimmer, diver, etc. You need to be able to survive when you don't just drop in a ride out to the shoulder without incident.
    Sure some guys though are just plain psychos though like the Mavericks' crew...I read that some of those guys used to surf Maverick's on LSD etc.
    Have fun...
    What, brah, so you don't wanna be cruising down the face at Ship's Bluff with the smooveness only to be falsed by a boil that burps on the face and shotts you over the shoulder falls? C'mon, I thought you guys liked you some real fun.

  7. #27
    Its definitely a whole different sport! It also takes a very rare individual.

    Biggest waves I've surfed was in the 20' -25' range and it seemed like it was a hundred feet high! I find that its not the wave or the ride itself that bothers me or that I fear. What gets me is the paddle out or getting stuck inside! Also the clean-up sets will put a slight panic in you. Once you see that one wave on the horizon, touching the clouds a little more than the others, you immediately start paddling out like there's a shark behind you! If you make it you look behind you at the carnage of others swirling and bobbling around trying regain composure in the eerie, quiet, aftermath of foam!

    On my last trip to Nicaragua was probably the biggest waves I have personally seen. Seen being the key word! We were at "Outer Reef" and did paddle out but just to have front row seats. None of us had the right equipment for the job as the guys that were surfing had guns and helmets and were getting towed in. It literally looked just like Pipeline! People get seriously hurt there and there have deaths too! One big issue is that the nearest hospital is about an hour and a half maybe two from there!

    Last year I left a couple boards and a board bag with a friend that lives there. On my last trip my board bag came up missing and when I asked my friend where it was he replied, "Sorry man, I owe you a board bag... one of the locals was found floating at "Outers" and we used your board bag for a body bag!" Which is fine with me cause I really didn't want it back after that!

    I guess that's the best way to go though! Die surfing and then you are put in a boardbag!

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    I've never surfed Big Waves and I never will. Here's one of the best articles I've read on surfing them and the dedication it takes to do it though.

    http://www.surfingmagazine.com/blogs...e-jeff-rowley/

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    wavehog I saw the outer reef back in 2004, its pretty heavy, I didn't go. One guy I knew there had bounced off the bottom and gotten his anus torn open. I cant imagine 3rd world hospital and anus stitches go well together. I dont think anus stitches go well with anything actually
    Last edited by MakeItStop; Oct 17, 2013 at 07:32 PM. Reason: anus stitches= bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    I've never surfed Big Waves and I never will. Here's one of the best articles I've read on surfing them and the dedication it takes to do it though.

    http://www.surfingmagazine.com/blogs...e-jeff-rowley/
    I'm calling modesty on that one. What's the biggest wave you've rode? HAS to have been fairly big, even by Hawaiian scale.

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