After all the talk about "Big Waves" in the Maverick's thread, I thought it would be a good topic to discuss riding waves in the HH - DOH range, something us regular Joe's can relate with. Those of us who have experience in these conditions, post up anything you can think of that would be helpful to others. Topics should include the following: Tips on preparation, fitness, mind control, survival skills, paddling technique, duck diving, reading incoming waves and timing sets, positioning, pop-up and dropping in technique, wave riding techniques, finishing a wave / exit strategy, and anything else you might think of that could be useful in these type of conditions. All of these things are part of surfing in general, but the bigger the waves get, the more important they are. What if anything do you change when it goes from a playful chest high day to 6-10ft+? Ready.... GO!