Freak Waves

craner

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polystyle desu

Memories of green
Just caught the end of "Endless Summer 2" - as expected , some great big wave action.
Stories of paddling between Corsica and Elbe ( over 80 nautical miles ) and windsurfing
BETWEEN Hawaiian Islands ... well the guy's got some arms on him.
 

scottdisco

rip this joint please


As I keep stressing, this is in fucking Europe!
jesus wept.

is this the Med, or Atlantic?

if former, i am well and truly punched in the mouth. good grief. (would be swish for the latter, but even more so if it occurs in what is basically that giant duck pond.)

Bay of Biscay has to be the choppiest European water, right?
 

craner

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Atlantic, 2km outside Saint Jean de Luz, Basque country. A jaw-dropping spot.

Look at this motherfucker:

 

craner

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craner

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Actually, in motion, they look quite easy to ride.

I mean, I would be absolutely shitting myself, obviously, but they're not steep, no hollow hard lip cracking you like a twig onto a reef, just a massive rush of water trying to drown you. Less scary than, say, Pipeline or Teahupoo!
 

craner

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No amount of money in the world could convince me to surf this.
 

craner

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craner

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I saw Nazare make a name for itself last week, although there is a bit of controversy about these "record" waves: they may be tall but unlike Jaws or Mavericks they don't actually break. You might drown, but you will not get smashed into tiny little pieces. (Yeah? I'd like to see you try it, pal.)
 

craner

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I would love this job.

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craner

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I like the crap Mini Metro windscreen wiper. One plucky wiper holding the whole ocean at bay!
 

Slothrop

Tight but Polite

I've climbed on the wall that those things are breaking against / over. It's about 10 - 20 metres tall...
 

craner

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