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Surfer rode 100-foot wave?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

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    http://www.sfgate.com/national/slideshow/Extreme-surfer-may-have-caught-record-100-foot-55936.php#item-14683

    Supposedly a world record if it holds. Garrett McNamara also owns previous record of 78 feet.

    The Wilt Chamberlain of surfing -- Wilt's top performances were also 100 and 78. (Assuming McNamara has a similar touch with the ladies too.)
     
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  2. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    That pic is freaking crazy...I will patiently await for a Point Break joke now.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Catching it is one thing. How the fuck do you stop once you're on it?
     
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The shore will take care of that.
     
  5. turski7

    turski7 Member

    Seriously. The force of that water is massive. I guess he would have to ride it out about a mile down the line.
     
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    There's a video attached to that second link I posted showing how he got off it, but it doesn't really show the scope of the wave.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    How fast would he have been going at top speed?
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The surfer says he doesn't know where the 100-foot came from. He rode the 78-footer and said this one was bigger, but doesn't know if it's 100.

    http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/water-activities/surfing/Garrett-McNamara-on-Surfing-a-100-Foot-Wave.html?page=all
     
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Ruckus needs to ask him if he shit his pants.
     
  10. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    He said the drop was the most jarring he's ever felt. Who'd've guessed?
     
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Wave heights are like attendance figures -- fudged upward to get the maximum *wow* factor.
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

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    "Those guys are fags!"
     
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