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[surfing] Unbelievable wave in Australia

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by KingCheetah, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    Not the tallest - but the heaviest wave ever attempted.
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    Kerby Brown tackles monster wave

    WEST Australian surfer Kerby Brown has ridden one of the biggest waves in Australia this year - and paddled away with torn shoulder muscles from the dumping.

    Brown's ride on a monster wave at a secret location off the WA coast is the latest entry in the Oakley Surfing Life Big Wave Awards.

    WA’s has a knack for hunting out and riding some of the biggest, heaviest and scariest waves in our country’s south-west corner.

    “That’s really the only wave I’ve seen do that there, they’re usually pretty perfect but that one tripled up, it just went kind of inside out….he did so well to manage to get where he was.”

    Kerby agreed on the unusual nature of this extraordinary wave.

    “Usually the wave never steps out or goes evil like that one, but it just went dry…it was the hardest wave I’ve ever had to surf.”

    If the ride itself wasn’t hard enough, the beating that followed ensured Kerby knew he had pulled into something big, and feared he would drown.

    “I was lucky to get to where I got, I went straight over in the lip and did about 10 backflips and then pulled a muscle in my shoulder.

    "It felt like I ripped my arm out of it’s socket, my leggie snapped and then I felt like I was the deepest I’d ever been (underwater).

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  2. LonghornFan

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    Bad ass picture. Would love to have a high res for my background!
     
  3. the futants

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    I'm scared just looking at those pics...
     
  4. RudyTBag

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    Wow, its amazing he didnt drown......
     
  5. KingCheetah

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    That Australian wave makes Teahupoo look mellow.
     
  6. gifford1967

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    My nads just shriveled a little.
     
  7. MoBalls

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    That is crazy! :eek:
     
  8. Harrisment

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    Wow, awesome picture. Dude is lucky he survived that monster.
     
  9. WhoMikeJames

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    He probably got soo pitted.
    :D
     
  10. Lil Pun

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    Dude has got cojones of steel. :eek: :eek:


    Like one poster said above, that would make one heck of a desktop background. If they could, it would make one heck of a poster itself.
     
  11. Buck Turgidson

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    Mine swole up. That's the most awesomestest thing I've seen since I watched a monkey howler monkey try to **** a golf cart.
     
  12. Royals Ego

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    As we always say in Australia...


    Thats not a wave....this is a wave....
     
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    That is insane... just looking at that picture and you knew it couldn't end well. That wave is a beast.
     
  15. dockerland

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    The location off this wave is a few hours south of where I live.

    It is apparently a hot spot for great white sharks though, one of the bra boys was riding a wave similar and cut himself open on the reef. Kept on surfing it with sharks swarming and blood coming out of his arm.

    Insane these blokes are :eek:
     
  16. Mr. Brightside

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    If this isn't proof of global warming, I don't know what is.
     
  17. gwatson86

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    That's just terrifying. Congratulations to him for even surviving that.
     
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    ^^^

    Actual true statement! :D
     
  19. Lady_Di

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    Wow, that wave is beautiful but scary...he was very lucky!
     
  20. boomboom

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    sheer nastiness in Hawaii!!!

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