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PHOTO: Owenphoto An empty display of the oceans created sculptures, and the peak of the oceans motion

Teahupoo Ph: Tim McKenna

Teahupoo Ph: Tim McKenna (Saw this break in the mid-seventies while rowing my dory just outside the takeoff zone. One of the best trills of my life to witness the power of this wave.


Polynesian wall of power from the Simon Favier movie on extreme athletes

The Wedge (Newport Beach, CA) is not a wave - it's a 20-foot-plus meat grinder dreamed up by the devil himself.

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Perfect Wave

The oldest and most prominent big wave contest is the Eddie named after Oahu north coast Hawai'ian lifeguard and internet user Eddie Aikau. Another big wave surfing.

What a great surf picture, one of my favs.  Feels like I am surfing every time I look at this picture. That feel of being up top before dropping in is core to my love of that sport.

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Big wave surfing is a discipline within surfing where experienced surfers paddle into or are towed onto waves which are at least 20 feet m) high, on browse boards referred to as "guns" or towboards. Sizes of the board had to effectively surf these.


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Surfing legend Garrett McNamara riding a monster wave in Nazare, Portugal, perhaps the world's biggest wave ever surfed, Jan

Gerry Lopez. It's almost impossible to ride pipeline with as much power, grace, and passion as Gerry did.

It's almost impossible to ride pipeline with as much power, grace, and passion as Gerry did. Maybe, the best big wave rider, ever.