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Old 12-23-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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It's not a conversion, but maybe you could watch it in a conversion or you could drive a conversion through the tube as the wave pitches outwards and downwards.

I recently purchased this DVD called the Billabong Odyssey where the best big wave surfers travel to different countries surfing huge waves using jet skis to be towed in. It's imposssible to paddle into a wave this big since the wave is moving so fast, and because there is so much water being moved around by the currents produced by the big waves...

It's an awesome video if you like watching this kind of stuff. Falling on a wave this size could easily mean death by drowning, impact on a reef which tears you to shreds, broken neck, you know, the regular methods...

You can find these big waves on Maui, at a place called "Jaws", probably the biggest rideable wave found on earth, in Northern CA, at a place called "Mavericks", 20 miles south of San Francisco at Pillar Point/Half Moon Bay, in Southern CA at a place called "Cortes Bank", a shallow reef located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego and if you want a full out, near death experience on one of the most powerful, hardest hitting, hollowest wave is in Tahiti at a place called "Teahuopo". So you have a choice of places to go.

Anyone who has ever tried to surf, ride a skateboard...knows how easy surfing appears, but only after you have done it for decades...

Found the link to the opening scene which was shot from a helicopter.

Hope you enjoy it and hope the link works:

"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, Sea and Land, 1874-1922.
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