Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Surfing this 100 ft wave

Surfer Magazine posted this picture and a Breaking News entitled "100-ft wave surfed" in a short article by Correspondent Jason Vasquez:

Details are still a bit blurry, but according to eye-witness accounts, big-wave hellions Rusty Long and Grant “Twiggy” Baker have broken the 100-foot barrier, catching and surfing a sky-scraper-size wave off the coast of Chile’s Isla Alejandra Selkirk, several hundred miles off the coast of mainland Chile.

SURFER received the breaking news via satellite phone from Staff Photographer Todd Glaser, who accompanied the big-wave duo deep into the Pacific in hopes of scoring waves on what Glaser called “Chile’s Cortes Bank.” The photographer was shell-shocked but managed to upload the accompanying photo of Long and Baker dropping in on the monster cold-water right-hander before stormy conditions terminated his sat-phone connection.

That was a awesome looking wave by any means. All thumbs up for the history making surfers!


Thanks to Louis' comment here's the more absolutely awesome video:


Louis said...

There's a video too.


FreaqueWaves said...

Thanks Louis it was posted as an update.

Anonymous said...

Thats a diferent wave, that vid id like 5 years old

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