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Surfer Rides 100ft Wave.

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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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I wonder how fast they are going (OP video and the video pared of the even larger wave). Anyone know?




posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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How in holy hell did he stay on when the wave got to him?? Do they glue their feet to the boards or what??
Very scary stuff



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: theatreboy

Surfing, standing up on a surfboard, was first documented by James Cook upon his discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, it seems that is where the sport originated. But other forms of surfing (canoes, body surfing, prone surfing) were documented earlier in the western pacific.
iml.jou.ufl.edu...
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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport

With tow-in surfing (which is what this is), the boards have foot straps, and are very small compared to paddle-in boards.

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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
I wonder how fast they are going (OP video and the video pared of the even larger wave). Anyone know?


30 knots, maybe 35.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: Phage

originally posted by: KansasGirl
I wonder how fast they are going (OP video and the video pared of the even larger wave). Anyone know?


30 knots, maybe 35.


I bet it feels like a hundred knots.

Awesome to watch and thanks for the info.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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I think for the record the biggest wave ever surfed was 79-80 feet. I don't think it read how tall this one was on original post.

Surf boards now have built in technology and GPS to tell the surfer exactly how fast he or she is going. Fastest on record was 39.1 KM/H.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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Surf boards now have built in technology and GPS to tell the surfer exactly how fast he or she is going.

That would be worn on the wrist.
www.ripcurl.com...



Fastest on record was 39.1 KM/H.
There have been faster. But these are not on giant waves.
www.surftotal.com...

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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 02:56 PM
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Total gremmie.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:29 PM
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Big Kahuna there!

Riding monster waves is amazing to watch. That place in Portugal gets some huge swells. There were claims of 111+ feet being ridden but not verified.

I think I had the 80 foot one up in BTS.

The tow in would be more than enough for me! Heck, I would happy with a 20-footer! Been down some of the peaks in Valdez on my snowboard and it takes a special kind to even step onto the mountain let alone ride down one, so, to Tom Butler...



For doing what few have done, can do, or even want to do!!!!




posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport

With tow-in surfing (which is what this is), the boards have foot straps, and are very small compared to paddle-in boards.


But their balls are very big.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

I guess.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: Flavian
There is a narrow u shaped canyon a couple of miles off shore that funnels the water into these monsters, so it is a regular thing - there is no waiting around for months for the perfect conditions (always a bonus!).

It only happens when the waves come from a certain direction, it's not a permanent thing.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: ArMaP

Like Hawaii, it seems to be a winter surf location (but colder).

It takes major North Atlantic storms to produce the right swell.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Just like Bodhi and his 50-year storm!


edit on 18-12-2018 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: He ain't coming back...




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