How on Earth do these guys survive these wipeouts? I don’t get it. Big wave surfers nearly never drown and they take the heaviest hits of any sport. Imagine taking several NFL hits then be stuffed underwater for 2 minutes and be forced to swim your way to air and safety. That’s a Tuesday for these guys.
Which wipeout do you think deserves to win? Koa’s Teahupoo cruncher takes the cake for us. Simply vicious…
All five nominees for the 2014 Wipeout of the Year Award are presented for your review. Featuring Shawn Dollar, Alex Martins, Jamie MItchell, Alain Riou and Koa Rothman. A category in the 2014 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, coming May 2. For more info see the event website at www.BillabongXXL.com.
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i just shat myself watching that last one. i know those guys at Mavericks were wearing inflatable vests. i would assume all these guys were wearing the same. still though….