As we reported last week, massive waves pummeled Western Australia and surfers everywhere jumped for joy. Turns out that West Oz was simply Ground Zero for this Indian Ocean XXL swell that’s continued to force some crazy footage from the region.
We can thank a very generous storm that traveled across the South Indian Ocean, bombed West OZ, and moved on to bless us in Indonesia, then it’s expected to give gifts in Fiji and Tahiti during the later part of this week.
Dear Indian Ocean XXL megaswell, here are some more specific reasons we love you, even when you’ve been brutal:
The Right kicked things off with Mark Mathews and friends.
Cow Bombie delivered some serious bone-breaking power.
Parker Coffin (narrowly) avoided death at Kandui.
Professional surfer, Parker Coffin, recounted his near-death wave in Indonesia to SURFING.
“I couldn't stop crying and couldn't believe that I was still alive. I was just sitting in a chair gushing blood all over the deck of the restaurant thinking about my life and my family and how miraculous it was that I woke up on the surface.”
The photos are making us insanely pissed that we can’t be there.
And best of all? That’s just the first half.
It hasn’t even wrapped up yet. Looking forward to Tahiti.
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