Big Wave Surfer Laird Hamilton discusses with the Weather Channel about riding 80 to 100 Foot Waves. Powerski Jetboard Inventor, Robert Montgomery demonstrates jetboarding G-force skills similar to making a big wave bottom turn jet surf style Freaks of Nature.
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The WSL has declared that Laura Enever of Australia has achieved a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest wave surfed paddle-in (female).”
This historic feat was validated by the WSL’s rigorous review as part of their Big Wave Record Chase, with Enever’s ride in 2023 reaching a staggering 43.6 feet (13.3 meters), setting the record for the largest wave ever surfed by a female through paddle-in.
At the age of 31, the North Narrabeen native took on a colossal wave at the renowned Outer Reef on Oahu’s North Shore on January 22, 2023.
Enever expressed her exhilaration about the achievement, stating, “I knew it was big when I paddled into it, and then when I took off, I looked down, and I knew it was definitely the biggest wave I’ve ever caught.”
She acknowledged the importance of this wave in her career, emphasizing the personal breakthrough and its subsequent recognition months after the event.
She also paid homage to the trailblazing women in big wave surfing, including Andrea Moller, whose previous record she narrowly surpassed.
Enever’s gratitude extended to these role models who inspired and motivated her to excel in the sport.
Adding to her impressive resume, which includes titles such as the ISA Junior World Champion and World Junior Champion, Enever has been a formidable competitor on the WSL Championship Tour and in big wave events.
WSL’s Jessi Miley-Dyer lauded Enever’s bravery and inspirational role in the sport, highlighting the World Records as a means to honor such groundbreaking accomplishments.
In Narrabeen, New South Wales, Enever was presented with the Guinness World Record certificate, a moment she shared with loved ones.
Reflecting on her career path, she remarked on her transition from professional surfing to pursuing big waves, a choice validated by this prestigious recognition.
Enever’s new record slightly eclipsed Moller’s 2016 achievement at Pe’ahi, Maui. Moller, a revered figure in the sport and a dedicated paramedic, has been a leading advocate for women’s progression in big wave surfing.
Regarding the record-verification process, the WSL Science Team, spearheaded by Michal Pieszk of the Kelly Slater Wave Company, utilized advanced techniques to measure the waves from the season’s footage.
By correcting video frames and calibrating using known dimensions, such as Enever’s body measurements, the team meticulously determined the wave’s height, marking a significant milestone in big wave surfing history.
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Largest Wave Surfed – 86ft – 26.2 m – by Sebastian Steudtner @Nazare Portugal on 29th Oct 2020. Nazare in Portugal has some of the biggest waves…
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Laird Hamilton, our next guest on the show, is a world-renowned big-wave surfer who has achieved incredible feats for riding the tallest, fastest, heaviest, and most dangerous waves ever surfed. In this episode, we get a glimpse into the life and journey of a pro surfer who walked amongst giants and could not keep himself away from the water. Shawn and Laird share many comparisons to what we call an ‘adrenaline junkie’ and discuss how Shawn’s background in the SEAL Teams and CIA compares to the life-and-death situations of Laird constantly chasing big waves.
Laird discusses his near-death experiences, reading waves, not conforming to the surfing norm, his accomplishments from JAWS to Teahupoo, biohacking, the company he started, Laird Superfood, and more. For those who don’t know, Shawn has officially partnered with Laird Superfood, and in this deep two-part series, you will see how Laird sources the finest ingredients at an affordable price so we all can reap the benefits.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/9ZVogrua1Q0
Part 2: https://youtu.be/lV6TnPdstrI
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