Dorian's wipeout

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by StuckinVA, May 10, 2010.

  1. StuckinVA

    StuckinVA Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    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.
  2. Jrusso

    Jrusso Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2007

  3. StuckinVA

    StuckinVA Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    My bad. Figured everyone could just go to or something.

    Next time....
  4. dredg2

    dredg2 Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2007
    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...
  5. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009

    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 !!
  6. johhnyutah

    johhnyutah Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2009
  7. Inletsurf7

    Inletsurf7 Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    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.
  8. dredg2

    dredg2 Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2007
    [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.
  9. nickzilla720

    nickzilla720 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    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.
  10. edshreds

    edshreds Active Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    what a bugg out.... when he was giving the description i felt like i couldnt breathe!!!:D
  11. brek

    brek Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2008
  12. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    I'm a big Dorian fan and have definitely seen him change the past few years. For anyone who knows about Jose Angel, Shane's behavior these days seems eerily similar.

    Jose was an adrenaline junky to the point of self-destruction. He went through some rough patches in life and started doing these absurd free-diving adventures, going a few hundred feet down for black coral. Eventually he got really messed up, partially paralyzed, and died a mysterious death during a dive.

    Brief summary on surfline:

    Anyhow, Dorian seems to be following the same route. He's charging absurd waves with seemingly no regard to his own safety. I worry about the guy. It's like part of him doesn't care if he lives or dies. That line must be a strange one for someone who routinely goes way beyond what any of us would consider "normal", but he has absolutely changed. He seems to realize that in the surfline video, but who knows...just praying the guy is okay. Surfing is an amazing sport, but it's really not worth orphaning your kids.