Nathan Fletcher riding what is generally considered by people in the surfing world as the heaviest wave ever ridden in Tahiti.

Photographer: ©Brian Bielmann, PLACE ACTION, 2012 World Open of Photography, Photo Description: The most radical wave ever ridden by a human in Tahiti in august 2011 by California surfer Nathan Fletcher.


Don’t try to hold onto the wave that’s breaking against your foot; so long as you stand in the stream fresh waves will always keep breaking against it.

wipeout - ouch!!!

In a big wave wipeout, a breaking wave can push surfers down 20 to 50 feet m to m) below the surface area. Surfers may have less than


The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Competition at Waimea Bay on Oahu. It only happens when waves reach massive levels. I was lucky enough to see it in person in December It had been five years since the contest had last taken place.