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January 26th, 2011
11:23 AM ET

The rush and the risk of big-wave surfing

Video of surfers riding a twenty-five foot wave at the surfing spot Maverick's near Half Moon Bay, California has many people awestruck. One surfer, Jacob Trette, was struck by the massive wave at Maverick's Saturday and nearly drowned. He was brought to the hospital and placed in an induced coma. Trette has since regained consciousness and is currently listed in 'fair condition'.

Expert big-wave surfer Grant Washburn helps organize the annual Jay at the Maverick's surfing competition and is familiar with the area's waves. He talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry and T.J. Holmes about the risk and the rush of big-wave surfing.


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  1. Sachi Cunningham

    To see more of Grant Washburn and his friends surfing big waves and learn more about the sport check out http://www.latimes.com/chasingtheswell. Thank you!

    January 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm |