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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:23 PM

what is the biggest wave you ever surfed?

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/largest-wave-ever-surfed-100-feet-tall.html

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Reply what is the biggest wave you ever surfed? (Original post)
gejohnston Jan 2013 OP
petronius Jan 2013 #1
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #2
HenrikPopowski Jan 2013 #3
gejohnston Jan 2013 #4
Eleanors38 Feb 2013 #5
denbot Jul 2013 #6

Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:27 PM

1. Depends - can I round up to the next-nearest 100'

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:20 PM

2. How do they measure the wave height?

From the picture, the top of the wave to the top of the foam at the bottom would come out to be about 120 feet assuming the surfer is about 5 feet tall when standing with bent knees on the board.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:32 AM

4. I don't but

thought it was a cool article.

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Response to HenrikPopowski (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:12 PM

5. Uh, maybe 18 ft. off Vero Beach with a hurricane parked off-shore. But it was BODY surf!

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Mon Jul 8, 2013, 03:00 AM

6. 10-12'er off the Venice Beach CA breakwater.

My wife, a line-up buddy, and I paddled outside of the lineup to chat without having to dodge the 6'ers that had been steadily rolling in from the NW.

My wife spotted it first and of course shouted the cliche "Outside"! I looked up and saw this huge swell rearing up maybe 20' from us. We all started paddling for it, my wife admitting later that she pulled back a little to avoid a beating in case she blew the drop.

I was on a 9', a little ahead of our buddy (a big guy) who was on a smallish fish. I got up just enough speed to catch the wave right at the peak. As I stood on the board I had a rooftop perspective on all the looks of shock on the people in the lineup, most already bailing off their boards, with a few of the braver and smarter ones trying to paddle over the cleanup mini-rouge.

I had only been surfing for about a year, and managed to weave through the lineup and rode the wave all the way in. That was about 5 years ago and is still my biggest and most memorable wave.

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