Big Wave Surfing famous surfer Laird Hamilton 80-100 Feet

Big Wave Surfing famous surfer Laird Hamilton 80-100 Feet…

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Garrett McNamara: World’s Biggest Wave Off the Coast of Portugal 2013

The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but whose family moved to Hawaii’s North Shore when he was aged 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazaré.

When McNamara set that record in 2011, he was accompanied by fellow big-wave surfers Andrew Cotton and Alastair Mennie and at the time Mennie said that the conditions were “perfect” for McNamara whom he described as “inspiring”.

“Everything was perfect, the weather, the waves,” Mennie said. “Cotty and I surfed two big waves of about 60ft and then, when Garrett was ready came a canyon wave of over 90ft. The jet ski was the best place to see him riding the biggest wave I’ve ever seen. It was amazing. Most people would be scared but Garrett was controlling everything in the critical part of the wave. It was an inspiring ride by an inspiring surfer.”

Speaking to the Observer in 2011 after his record-setting 90ft ride, McNamara explained: “We’d been invited by the government of Portugal to Nazaré to investigate it for a big wave competition. There is an underwater canyon 1,000ft deep that runs from the ocean right up to the cliffs. It’s like a funnel. At its ocean end it’s three miles wide but narrows as it gets closer to the shore and when there is a big swell it acts like an amplifier.

“The harbour where the jetskis are kept is about five minutes’ ride away. I can see it from my hotel window. You go out and it can be almost flat as you leave and ride along the coast. You start seeing the waves after about half a mile when you pass some rocks and turn a point. Then you are in the break. It’s unique. The waves break into cliffs 300ft in height. You can’t contemplate coming off because it would kill you.”

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Biggest Teahupoo ever – from Chris Bryan on Vimeo.

This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying “witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people’s lives all day long, it’s life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life.”
All images where shot by Chris Bryan using the Phantom HD Gold camera. To see more of Chris’ work check out his website.

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Life out of Balance – Koyaanisqatsi 2012 (HD) – Prophecies

Tribute to the cult film Koyaanisqatsi (1982) for the 30th anniversary of the movie. This my personal rendition that tries to sum up what occurred in this world the past 30 years. Made with a pessimistic view, I intend to show how life is nowadays out of balance. I manage to point out that the present way of life cannot be supported any longer. I make contrast between different human landscapes, making emphasis on how much distance can be from one situation to another (From NY to Africa or India). We can send people to outer space but we are not able to solve world famine. I also try to show the world as one with numerous space footage, taking into account the shape of an sphere. All in High Definition, except the clips that are previous to this format.

This rendition has the same structure than the original Koyaanisqatsi, consisting principally of time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes, principally from the US. I’ve added footage from Africa and India. It has no dialogue nor narration. It`s just music and images.

The music I used was taken from the composer Philip Glass, the track called Prophecies which was used in the final scene from Koyaanisqatsi. I added too the initial part of Echoes from The Pink Floyd for the end of the clip.

Hope you liked it and comment about the present days and how are we going. And most important: to where this lifestyle is taking us to?

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Frohe Weihnachten

Ich wünsche alle die den Planeten besucht haben ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest mit allen lieben Menschen, Familie und Freunde.

Habt die Zeit und geniesst die Tage, macht einfach mal Pause…

Bis bald

IO & Armin

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