Gnarliest Surf Wave Video by Chris Bryan

Surf wave in Tahiti

Chris Bryan is a world-renowned cinematographer based in Sydney, Australia. He took the video of this monster wave Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro while working for Billabong using a Phantom HD Gold camera. He was fortunate enough to be there 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.

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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.”