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Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
largest wave ever ridden on 04/04/2007 09:40:36 MDT Print View

Unrelated to BPL, but one of the most amazing videos I have ever seen.
The largest wave ever ridden.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7780834797874285310

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: largest wave ever ridden on 04/04/2007 22:06:13 MDT Print View

Wow. I wish there was a way to figure out where that was. And how fast he was going. But I'll gladly stick to the trails, thanks!
-Mark

Douglas Frick
(Otter) - MLife

Locale: Wyoming
Re: Re: largest wave ever ridden on 04/04/2007 23:33:56 MDT Print View

That's Jaws, on Maui. It has the characteristic breaking pattern.

Edited by Otter on 04/04/2007 23:34:47 MDT.

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
Douglas, yes it was Jaws on 04/05/2007 06:41:10 MDT Print View

And here's another 'jaws'[pic].
I find this picture especially disturbing since I used to kayak off the California coast in a little sit-on-top kayak, and I knew there were whites under me, looking for seals. I did not choose a black kayak.
off diamond head?

Scott Peterson
(scottalanp) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: largest wave ever ridden on 04/05/2007 08:10:14 MDT Print View

I believe that is the largest break known....but I think I have seen bigger single waves ridden. If you go to the link, check one of the Riding Giant movie clips. Awesome movie on the topic of big wave surfing.

While Jaws is daunting for sheer size, Teahupoo in Tahiti is for this observer a little more frightening. The way the wave forms a huge tongue of water that seemingly drops at the last second...and with only a foot or so of water over a razor sharp reef spells painful death to me!!!