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Surfer Attacked by Shark Live on TV

Post by pharvey » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:04 pm

Has to concentrate the mind somewhat!! :shock: :shock:

"Fanning, the defending champion at the tournament and a three-time world champion, escaped without any injuries.
"I was just sitting there and I felt something just get stuck in my leg rope, and I was kicking trying to get it away," Fanning told Fox Sports. "I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth."
Fanning said he was able to "get a punch into its back" and startle the shark."




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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Homer » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:45 pm

Now THAT'S a wipeout. Vid shows it once in real time then once in slow motion. Watch the slo-mo part to see his flight path.


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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Homer » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:45 pm

Much better view of the same wipeout as above:

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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Homer » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:59 pm



The worst part of such a ride is how long before it happens you know it's gonna happen.

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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Big Boy » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:52 am

Not strictly surfing, but I thought it was pretty good all the same.

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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by PeteC » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:09 am

Exciting stuff. Sail boats usually have at least a small outboard motor in case of trouble, but I didn't see any attached in that video. Pete
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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by PeteC » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:53 am

See her video at the below link. :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:01 pm

I'll put his one here as there's an ocean in it :oops: ,and I don't want it to get lost in Foo.

In my wildest days I did some very crazy things, but I don't think I would have tried anything like this if it were available then. These people make it look easy! :shock: Pete :cheers:

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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by hhfarang » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:22 pm

"Big-wave riders face death-defying waves in historic Pe’ahi Challenge"

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http://www.grindtv.com/surf/pro-surfer- ... TqGpU3g.97
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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Homer » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:23 pm

hhfarang wrote:"Big-wave riders face death-defying waves in historic Pe’ahi Challenge"
Wow. Talk about critical takeoffs. Haven't seen drop ins that squirrely since before the use of multiple small fins on big wave boards began.

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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Homer » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:15 pm

Best. Man-made. Wave. Pool. Ever. Not a mushy, surfable wave. A hollow, rippable one. Cowabunga!

https://vimeo.com/149396475

The 'Kelly' in the video is Kelly Slater. Holds the distinction of being the youngest champion in the World Surf League. And the oldest. And the most titles in a row. And the most titles. In short, he knows how to surf.

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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by PeteC » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:55 am

^ That really is something! I'll have to spend some time later trying to find if details are published on what kind of machine they developed to generate a wave like that. As just unveiled 2 weeks ago, would assume it's still a trade secret. Pete :cheers:
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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Nereus » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:01 am

However they are doing it, it must be taking a big bunch of energy! The usual way is to pump water into a huge tank above the level of the pool, and then release it through a massive "gate". :thumb:
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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by pharvey » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:11 am

Quite something.... :thumb:
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Re: The Surfing Thread

Post by Homer » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:34 am

Nereus wrote:However they are doing it, it must be taking a big bunch of energy! The usual way is to pump water into a huge tank above the level of the pool, and then release it through a massive "gate". :thumb:
The water is still, there is no pumping. A form moves along an underwater track, forcing water up. Physics does the rest. Took Kelly's idea 10 years of development before it was ready to show the public. I expect they've protected their intellectual property and will either start building or start franchising after they've raised the capital.

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