Saturday, November 08, 2008

NOT FOR A HANDFUL OF ARGYLE PINKS


That's a 41 foot high wave at a secret surfing location.
I have it set as wall paper and it frightens the life out of me.




And that's surfer Kerby Brown about to have the biggest wipeout of his career.
You'd have to be crazy.

10 comments:

Andrew said...

Well, that was a big one. Not thinking of waxing a board Jahteh?

River said...

I love watching the big wave surfing.The waves just amaze me. But I'd never try it.

JahTeh said...

Andrew, I only once stood up on a board and that was in 6 inches of water. Little pest came by and gave the board a push and I nearly drowned falling over. He apologised, saying he was only trying to help but if he'd held the board it would have helped.

River, can you imagine being on the crest of that wave looking down, terrifying. I like to do my swimming in a pool where I can see the bottom.

Miles McClagan said...

Given my lack of proficiency in any kind of sport, I'll stick to big waves goodbye when people leave...

JahTeh said...

Miles, I can't believe you're not sporty. One of the secret big wave sites is in Tasmania and I'm sure it's safer than riding a bus.

River said...

I can imagine the thrill of being on the crest and I think surfing through the "tube" as the wave curls over would be fascinating. It's such an exciting sport. But I'm still never going to try it. at my age the last thing I need is broken limbs etc.

JahTeh said...

River, the last thing I need is to drown. It'd be like a roller coaster without the cart and crashbar.

Caroline said...

These are great shots eh?

Middle Child said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

JahTeh said...

Caroline and Therese, all I can think of is the weight of that wall of water. I've been knocked over by a small surf wave standing in the shallows and that was scary enough.