As reported on www.nzherald.co.nz:
“This monster wall of water is believed to be the biggest wave ever ridden in Australia.
On the day Damon Eastaugh tackled the super wave, he had just seen another surfer come up from the water spitting out his teeth.
But that didn’t stop the 43-year-old West Australian winemaker riding it without a glitch.
Eastaugh’s hair-raising ride near the Margaret River in Western Australia on July 5 last year on Wednesday earned him the $20,000 Big Wave Award for the biggest single ride in Australia and New Zealand.