Saturday, January 24, 2009

Full Force Nature

I've always had this thing for waves (don't ask). There was a great movie released a few years ago called Riding Giants, which is beyond compelling, even if you have little interest in surfing. Anyways, I saw this old clip of American big wave surfer Mike Parsons tangling with a massive wave at a place called Pe'ahi (Jaws), on the north shore of Maui. The drama is fantastic, particularly as the camera pans back to reveal how insignificant a man looks riding one of the bigger waves ever recorded:


2 comments:

ottlib said...

Yikes.

I think I will stick to watching them from the beach with a beer in my hand. :)

Steve V said...

Sounds like a plan.