Results for BillabongXXL.com
Watching as insane surfers take on the biggest waves on the planet is crazy enough.
But the best part of the night during the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards is always the wipeouts – so brutal and jaw dropping, you can’t help but watch as surfers get tossed, tumbled, slammed, and escape death in waves that crush them like ants.
Nathan Fletcher said he had one of those life flashing before your eyes moments before he stacked it due to the sheer velocity of the water off the reef on this wave. It’s that point at about 1:02 where he complete disconnects from the wave, that moment of no return, sudden regrets and just hoping that you make it out of this one without being blasted through the reef.
Surfing big waves is a whole different type of surfing. Some people love it some people hate it but if you want to become and all round surfer with the full package it’s a must do!!
“It’s not a bad thing having asthma if you surf big waves”
Big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira isn’t just about cover shoots and sunkissed Brazilian beaches. Broken bones, a twisted back and asthma are a big part of the queen of big surf’s story…