Here's 22 years old Brazilian Maya Gaberira, dubbed by Los Angeles Times as the "Super Woman of Big-Wave Surfing", is seen here "riding what many are saying was the largest wave ever ridden by a woman " at the Dungeons of South Africa:
Here's one from U.K.'s Mail Online showing a 10 feet monster wave hitting the beach engulfing a daring surfer there:
And here's another one from Discovery Channel showing SA surfer Grant Baker stroked another big one at the Dungeon:
The Discovery Channel article, by Larry O'Hanlon, is entitled "Earth's Wave-Making Machine is in Overdrive" with these comments:
The world's mega wave surfers were already anticipating El Niño to charge up storms and make for some big waves in the North Pacific, but they have been pleasantly surprised by something happening in the South Atlantic. A giant low pressure system there has been churning out some extraordinary 50-foot-plus waves that are keeping the surfing elite camped out for more than a week... and pretty darned busy in South Africa.I am surprised to learn that big league surfers are also El Niño watchers. El Niño has been blamed for early hurricane hit Hawaii, the weak monsoon, and lack of hurricane activities in North Atlantic. Now El Niño is charging "up storms and make for some big waves in the North Pacific." Does El Niño really have such powerful natural forces that can control world weather events? Or is it just a convenient scapegoat for everyone to take cover? In case you are wondering, I think Franklin Institute characterized it best as "Hot Air over Hot Water" -- no wonder it is such a perennial hot topic even surfers will pay attentions to it.