Big Wave Africa 2008
Big Wave Africa 2008
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

This incredible sequence by Mike Hutchings shows Anthony Tashnick of the U.S. getting airborne during the 2008 Big Wave Africa surfing event held at Dungeons Reef off Cape Town's Hout Bay this Saturday. The wave is so high, the background so gloomy and the water so white that you have more the sensation of looking at an extreme snowboarder going downhil than at a surfer!

Here are other pictures from the same event, some of them are really specacular like the one in which a seal pops up just in front of the surfer, the one in which a surfer is literally plummeting from a wave or the one in which a guy shows a broken board... for sure at this editon of Big Wave Africa big waves did not miss...

Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Big Wave Africa 2008
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

and now a video pointed out by one of our readers:

Comments

2 Response to 'Big Wave Africa 2008: Surf or Snowboard ?!?'

  1. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/big-wave-africa-2008-surf-or-snowboard.html?showComment=1217450760000#c2071474372644986185'> July 30, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    For video take a look at http://youtube.com/watch?v=_NQPa-ps-uU

     

  2. Guido Trombetta
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/big-wave-africa-2008-surf-or-snowboard.html?showComment=1217482140000#c3872730767295416240'> July 31, 2008 at 7:29 AM

    Thanks for your recommendation! It's amazing and I've added itto the post