I agree. It was said somewhere else but it needs repeating. You are a clueless [email protected] Its not just the size of this wave. It's jacking up and detonating right onto the beach. The "appropriate size boards" for getting into this wave still won't get you the amount and quality of ride those guys were getting. You need something smaller to make those adjustments for speed and little tweaks here and there. The appropriate size board for dropping into that wave that deep might get you a ride but it will be a white knuckled uncontollable speed run nowhere near that barrell. Or you would be just get annilated. towing in allowed for the rider to ride a pee wee board which increased his control over the equipment. I think its cool. I'd try it. CDsurf said it right. being in those conditions in cold water and not being able to get a good one is frustrating. If it was anytime other than dead of winter I'd have no problem paddling into those waves and not making it. but a couple of wave detonations on the head from waves like that today would be too brutal. like hood gets pulled off lose a glove yardsale style kind of brutal.