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Surfing Australia's photo of the year, by Ray Collins.
You can read about the ride and whether he makes it here:
http://www.surfermag.com/features/crushed-in-west-oz/
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He is in for a world of pain in a moment. I'm going to stick to my knee high beginner breakers...
 
oh THAT'S a bad situation right there.
 
That surfer died for a good reason. This pic is Amazing!
 
Shit! Did he make it?

Truely awesome picture though!

Also: What break is that?
 
I'm personally not a surfer, but this looks completely amazing, both to see and I bet to do...
 
it look like he is going to be eating by the wave!
 
can anybody see the evil monster kinda thing face right after the surfer?...
 
Beautiful! I would love to learn how to surf one day!
 
that looks soo fun and i would love to visit austrailia! This makes me
want to go even more :(
 
I would really like to know how the people that do this...don't have immense panic attacks when that wave hovers over their heads and they have no way of getting out of the way...
 
Oh, no! I was a surfer but, this is scary!
 
pretty water i would be scared to death cause of sharks..!
 
so cool you can drown real quick with that huge wave who is that ?????
 
must be a cool site to see the inside of that wave
 
+Thomas Cannon, That is a Brutal wave! The combination of asymetry and density seems a recipe for accidents... Cool though.
 
I can feel the pain already. Thats a large wave and very well captured. Great Shot!
 
+Jonathan Allen , see earlier in the thread for a link to a description of the whole ride, and the rest of the photo series.

Spoiler alert: It did hurt.
 
Agreed and judging by that lip that is just going to fold over. Glad its not me!
 
ikr sumbody could of died i wouldve bee scared tell me if u wold agree
 
That's a big WWWAAVVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
. L0l.,
gUYz pls helpeD me h0w to impR0veD MY BL0G. .
Any sujesti0n or advice wil be aCepteD in g0od or bAd f0rm. .p
tnx;)
 
. Hmp. .
Ths is my 1st time oN a bl0g industries u wil help me?p

 
hes about to eat shit.....been there done that
 
so lovely movement, like it , n amazing
Jay Ken
 
Very beautiful ride
 
awesome and coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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perfect shot, love the colors... I can feel the wave and hear its sound...
 
i search,,, and this was his second chance in his life...body was aching...and asked if he do it again? he said yes.
 
amazing...i want to experience that kind giant wave while surfing
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awesome i love surfing ...................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
very nice pic................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
wow mindblowing pic.. thisis real photography
 
that's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!