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Mark Healey – Biggest Paddle-In Wave Ever at Puerto Escondido?

Video by: NamHee Han

With one of the largest swells to hit Puerto Escondido in at least 2 decades, the world’s bravest big wave surfers made the trek to Mainland Mexico. There, in the city of Oaxaca, lives one of the most intense beach breaks in the world, known as the Mexican Pipeline.

Big wave surfer Mark Healey was among the few surfers that paddled out at Puerto Escondido on May 3, 2015, what surfers are calling ‘Domingo Grande’. As Healey says himself, this is the largest swell at this dangerous beach break he has seen in his lifetime, and big wave surfers certainly haven’t always been attempting paddle-ins on days like this. With that in mind, it’s almost certain that Healey’s wave is the largest ever paddled into at Puerto Escondido.

Filmed by NamHee Han, watch Mark Healey take the beating of a life time at Puerto Escondido as he describes his unforgettable ride in the video.


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Melanie Renee says:

Love to watch Mark surf, he's truly amazing and brave. I will be keeping an eye on him in the Big Wave competition from Oct. 2015 thru Feb. 2016. They wait for "The Call" and have 72 hours to catch a plane to wherever the experts forecast that conditions are favorable for waves 25ft or higher. I pray that each and every surfer has a safe surf season this year.

TheZacdes says:

HOLY SHIT!! What a drop,lol..and WHAT o pounding:)

Michael Robert says:

Zipolite, baby!! No mystery why this was the first beach in Mexico to get lifeguards (I hear).
The place tried to drown me in 86 but I did the "save yourself" routine like a good Aussie.
The power of that swell is awesome.

Mike S says:

was there back in the mid 80s hanging with Bomber Bill Weir , Ron Briggs , Slade ,, Slade was the man for sure back then but can remember Bill Weir dropping in and making some of the biggest tubes I've ever seen , for sure that big ,, no leash home made board 9'0' ( give or take a foot ) always single red fin ,, one day was just 3 of us out at far bar pretty big Bill and Jimi caught one in ,, was so scarred sets came i turned and went change my life forever ,, had too share ,, mahalo

aminor1950 says:

That was a stinkin', dirty, filthy, sick, wedge; a real BAD BOY!

And you all know, sippin' air between foamies sucks balls!

falconetti aanthony says:

the problem is the off shore holds you at the top which costs you time and speed..once he made the drop- which was amazing  and he decided to pull into the wave, his speed was just a bit too slow to make it..a great try..but Puerto is a wierd place..and in surf that big you can easily drown and the rip carry you so far away no one even knows where to start looking..definitely need a jet ski look out even if you aren't towing in..that place can beat the crap out of you..sinus drippings for weeks after.

magorkel says:

what dates was this? what swell?

jock kewl-sto says:

Really, credit should go to everyone that paddled out in that swell, not just Mark.

Graham Matthew says:


seducete y explota says:

Fucking incredible!

rstiglba says:

One of the masters! cant believe the beating these guys take

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