Surfer Cheats Death After Falling Into the Jaws Of A Massive Hawaiian Wave

El Niño strikes again

Here's a horrifying moment: Surfer Tom Dosland may have bitten off a bit more than he could chew when he took on this massive swell in Hawaii. El Niño—that weather thing you occasionally bring up at the bar after a couple of drinks—is warming the eastern Pacific and generating record waves off the island state, including some as high as fifty feet. Dosland caught one of the monsters, but seems to lose his position and make the decision to bail pretty early on. He free-falls head first towards what surfers call the jaws of the wave, a severely dangerous place to be.

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In the end, he lived—miraculously—to tell the tale.

From US Esquire

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