Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 6, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
World's Biggest wave ever surfed. FULL VIDEO CLIP. A 90-foot wave with Garrett McNamara off the cost of Nazare, Portugal, showing the city as the background, the set waves, land support, wave ride towing-in, and interview with Garrett McNamara.
Thanks for that link. Nice to read that he shunned the hype machine.
Absolut vodka asked my brother to make an image for their ongoing add campaign featuring artists. He wrote back saying he'd do it if he could say "absolutely f*#ked up"..........never heard from them again.
I think there was some controversy about the technology Garret McNamera was using to catch waves. There is a guy here in Santa Cruz named Sean Dollar who I happened to run into a couple of times. I'm not the one to say, but I'd call them both watermen. Stoked that they get to do something they love, and represent surf culture.
Not to be sentimental, but the song reminds me of going to Leucadia, seeing clips of a bootleg copy of Big Wednesday. Being small and having had a short attention span, years until I sat through it entirely.
Finally, my dad tried to get me to start skating natural stance. I think he eventually gave up and said, "That's o.k. you can surf Pipeline some day." Ha!!! I'll never get there, but it is fund to watch. Moreover, I thought it would be cool if someone donated their first Master's purse to something like the Boys and Girls Club of North Shore, or maybe West Side. More better, tithe 10% prize money? If you really make it, reverse tithe? Some people keep buying up land. Hawaii people, some need to eat... I never really dig the poi myself.
Biotch, that was a human narrating that? BwaHaHaHaHa!
I also hope the Billabong folks have a better vid to watch cause that one
was a real POS! But it was definitely GNARLY! Only a Brit plumber would
do that. Is he related to Don Whillans?