Surfing a mountain - 100 foot wave


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Trad climber
Denver, CO
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Pretty much a full pitch of water bearing down on you. I can't even begin to imagine.


part-time communist

Mountain climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:57am PT
holy shit!!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:59am PT
you d find me NOWHERE near that wall of water.. No where,,,,near...

Id be the one running up hill shrieking like a little goil....

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
They do wear flotation vests (like avi rigs) and with the skis it's not quite free soloing, but still...damn impressive.

Gym climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Wow, as an armchair surfer, I'm glad to be alive to see this, simply amazing.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
I remember as a little kid at Santa Monica getting over my fear of bigger waves - learning to swim through them and all that. It was a good feeling. I dreamed about them for years - big towering walls of water that were going to get ya! It was funny, my mom would be tanning on the beach and have no clue what I was doing out there......kind of like the climbing later.

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
This is unreal, the biggest wave I've ever been on was 8ft (12-15 ft face) and I was pretty sure it was a tsunami and I was never gonna get to touch land again. It was terrible. I can't even imagine what that would have felt like!

I bet even if he had a pony bottle the power of the wave would prevent him from grabbing it and getting it to his mouth. The airbags that some surfers use seems like a good idea, I wonder if he had one of those?

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
The thing that impresses me is that as he is coming down the wave, it looks like he is not moving all that fast. I am guessing that the wave is so large, and it's pulling in so much water, he is fighting a ton of resistance.

Big Mike

Trad climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
I'm more impressed when they don't use those cute little tugboat things.

Surf much?

You ever seen anyone paddle into anything 60 foot plus? no? because you can't.
It's impossible to generate enough speed to catch the wave.

Amazing feat. Thing about the ocean is, you don't get to stand on top of it and think about it. You either are there at the right time and send it, or not.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
rlf, yeah, he didn't look to be going so fast but he was sure hitting a lot
of bumps it seemed to me. The speed thing is, as you implied, relative.
If you go to the airport and watch the jets landing the 747's seem to be
going a lot slower although they're actually going faster than the smaller

The Granite State.
Jan 30, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
In Riding Giants, there is a shot of a wave towering over the shore on Maui. This shot reminds me of that, only it's being ridden.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 30, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
His own view in interview:

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
amazing and crazy-wow!

Jan 30, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
I just heard.

His record is no good.

He didn't do any tricks.

He only went straight down.

You have to do tricks too ...... ?

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Yeah apparently you have to BASE jump off the top for it to count.

Who knew the S in BASE stood for Sea?

Social climber
Asheville, NC
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
My question is: If I climb 2/3's of K2, can I claim an ascent?

Just saying.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
If you use a surfboard to descend it...

You can say you surfed K2

No wipeouts allowed of course.

Thems the rules imposed..

Social climber
Asheville, NC
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
If I use a surfboard to descend the lower 2/3's of it can I claim a full ride?

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
yep.. as long as you don't wipeout or use Os

Social climber
Asheville, NC
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
damn. the O's got me.
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