Monday, November 07, 2005

Death defying Laird

Pointy of the Month Ross nominated Laird Hamilton as his favorite surfer. I read his bio and saw this quote " On August 17, 2000, he again raised the bar by towing in to what was indisputably the heaviest wave ridden to date -- a Teahupoo ledge that defies description."
I found a photo of this wave and was amazed at the whole sequence ...if you want a good scare, check it out. They reckon if he didn't make it out, he would almost certainly have died!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is Laird Hamilton doing surfing the Rocket in this pic

Anonymous said...

For this does he meet the requirements to become a Pointy?!?!?

dave said...

I'm pretty sure we'd allow him membership, although we'd have to see some evidence of attempting the "world's smallest wave" as well!