Ride the World - The outdoor blog
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"That's nothing. I've seen bigger waves behind my Mastercraft on Lake Piru."
steve grier says:
"Shane Dorian and his homies, they all stand tall. What ever happend to Laird Hamilton? I thought this was his backyard, waves like this were something he trained so hard for. I can remember back in 1969, I was on a plane returning from Japan, stopped over in Honolulu, herd the north shore was breaking with waves over 25ft. I drove out there and was able to see Gregg Noll ride the biggest wave I have ever seen someone ride. These guys and ladies get better and better each year, the waves they ride are to awesome. Good on them."
Nathan Fletcher earned the prestigious Ride of the Year honor at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards in Anaheim, California this weekend. His incredible ride, which he snagged in Tahiti last August, was immediately hailed as a contender for the year-long contest for big-wave surfers. Several witnesses called it the heaviest wave ever ridden, including 11-time-world champion Kelly Slater, who told Fletcher that morning that somebody was going to catch the wave of their life that day. Nathan had no idea that it would be him. He gave SURFER Magazine his blow-by-blow account of this incredible ride.
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