x

Hills of Water

by on Saturday 10th August, 2013   31052 Visits   Comments

“IT’s nuts to paddle out without safety Jet Skis…” Chunky and potentially pant-dropping Chilean insanity.

“According to the Armada de Chile, Thursday marked the biggest swell to hit northern Chile in over 30 years. With roads and houses being washed away and harbours closing out, the military higher-ups made the decision to close the coast to watercraft—and that included surfers. It was Chile’s version of a Code Red swell, and came accompanied by threats of hefty tickets for nadador extrema (extreme swimming) — hefty being in the range of five grams of gold.”

you can read the rest of Matt Rott’s account HERE.

*For posterity it was Matt taking the tumble on the big day.

Comments
Average rating of 4.6 from 5 votes

31052 Visits -

Riding the Rabbit's Foot
1214

Riding the Rabbit's Foot

Shaper Ryan Lovelace's newest innovation in action

Video Polytunnels and Water-Tunnels | Growing Ep 13
805

Polytunnels and Water-Tunnels | Growing Ep 13

Ferg Brings us some fun looking Rileys in episode 13 of his on-going series Growing

Video Waves Without Riders
2284

Waves Without Riders

Full Screen it, grab a brew, stick your headphones on and put your feet up

Video Your Tahitian Tour Guide – Kelly Slater
5782

Your Tahitian Tour Guide – Kelly Slater

Join the 11-time World Champ for a mind-blowing heli tour above the Teahupoo reef. Just don't expect him to share too many secrets this time

Video The 'Bagus' Life
4486

The 'Bagus' Life

Just another day in Indonesia's most populated island

Feature All the Action from Day 1
8685

All the Action from Day 1

A round up of the first day of action at the Billabong Tahiti Pro