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    Dorian's wipeout

    Anyone see that Shane Dorian wipeout on Surfline? The way he describes it is so gnarley, If it were me I would have been so dead.

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    link or gtfo

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    Quote Originally Posted by livin4thesummer1 View Post
    link or gtfo
    My bad. Figured everyone could just go to surfline.com or something.

    Next time....

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    Dorian has serious lungs, because although he said he was probably under for about 40 seconds, he was severly getting worked which we all know drasticly cuts out your oxygen and really changes things a bit in terms of staying calm. So the fact that he was already struggling then came to the surface and got pummeled again, thats where another person could have blacked-out. what saved him was the fact that the second wave let him up a bit and somehow he got a quick breath. also, when he got sucked over the falls he had the instinct to make sure he could catch one last breath all while about to get drilled by a 40 foot wall of white water...

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    yooo

    Quote Originally Posted by dredg2 View Post
    Dorian has serious lungs, because although he said he was probably under for about 40 seconds, he was severly getting worked which we all know drasticly cuts out your oxygen and really changes things a bit in terms of staying calm. So the fact that he was already struggling then came to the surface and got pummeled again, thats where another person could have blacked-out. what saved him was the fact that the second wave let him up a bit and somehow he got a quick breath. also, when he got sucked over the falls he had the instinct to make sure he could catch one last breath all while about to get drilled by a 40 foot wall of white water...
    just imagine the terror of being strangle underwater and hearing the dynamite exploding from the next wave and still having the train of thought to say i can do this and then think of how to skill the situation.

    i been hit hard by just a head high wave and felt being hopeless

    he didnt just happen to live, he survived and earned his life, because he is a trained waterman super hero surfing savage !!

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    HEAVY

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    You know what's really bad is when you get caught in the shallow pocket and it feel's like you're just gettin slammed on concrete.

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    [QUOTE= i been hit hard by just a head high wave and felt being hopeless

    Exactly, head high/overhead wave can get any regular surfer worked depending on the conditions and spoty, thats why have to give this guy credit..kinda unbelievable how any of them survive mavericks wipeouts at that size. plus he got washed up in like a river rapid inside washing machine..props and glad surfing didnt lose Dorian.

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    Dorian is a hell man! I've watched a bunch of Surfline's greatest wipeouts and the way Dorian described his wipeout was one of the most entertaining.......and scary. Dorian is one of the most fit and athletic surfers out there. Water knowledge, composure and physical endurance kept him alive. Most probably would have drown.