The widow-making wave doesn’t care who you are or what you ride, it is happy to smash anyone that paddles out there on whatever board they choose!
As well as the obvious safety concerns, we also worry that this unnecessary service will lead to a marked increase in beach litter in the local area.
Lets face it, we are all paying a premium to the major wetsuit brands so that a few lucky pro surfers can enjoy endless trips to places we can only dream of and each time we paddle out in wetsuits emblazoned in logos we are providing free advertising for the brand.
At one point, the cameraman struggles to find Bubbles in the whitewater after one particularly big drop.
Clark’s shots of epic Waimea shorebreak as well as other intense moments caught beneath the lips of Oahu’s heaviest waves, have gained him legions of fans across around the world
When it’s on, huge crowds gather to watch the bodysurfers, bodyboarders and surfers throw themselves into the spectacular man made wave, which more often than not ends with a closeout or brutal wipeout.
Luckily Save The Waves have launched a campaign to stop the fluffy haired billionaire called #NatureTrumpsWalls and you can help by simply signing the petition.
What stands the Blawesome out from the crowd is the sheer volume of air it pushes through your suit – a whopping 60 cubic feet per minute!
There is a moment in the film when Ben walks the slab at low tide and points out the deformities in the rock that in the event of a wipeout could easily break bones, dislocate joints and tear flesh wide open.
It really doesn’t seem that long ago that Tanner McDaniel was causing a stir, when he first started appearing alongside Mike Stewart as a slightly shy but gifted grom.