Bringing a whole new meaning to the idea of a party wave, Jamie O’Brien and a few of his pals have been filmed out at Makaha on a giant inflatable SUP, paddling into a triple overhead wave and managing to all hold on for the bumpy ride shorewards. Following this epic ride J.O.B and six of his buddies, now find themselves nominated for the Billabong Ride of the Year in the 2015 XXL Big Wave Awards.
The six other intrepid wave riders were Brad Domke, Brian Emory, Kalani Chapman, Sean McInerney, Scotty Clelland and Kaikea Elias or as they prefer to be known – Team Grom! The inflatable Paddleboard is known as a Supsquatch and the 16 foot board is the perfect way to enjoy a few waves with friends – it is certainly a good way to make sure everyone gets out of your way!
Quite how the crew managed to get the giant SUP out the back of Makaha remains a mystery but once they caught the wave, they rode it for over a minute and at one stage six of the seven man crew made it to their feet for a very brief moment. The video of the mass SUP, party wave can be seen below this article. Let us know if team SUP riding would be something you would like to try?