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    100 Foot Wave

    Anyone else watching this series on HBO Max? Three episodes in and it's pretty great so far.


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    Yes!

    It’s great.


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    100 Foot Wave

    It’s absolutely insane. The wave is insane, the personalities are insane, the damage inflicted both physically and emotionally is insane, Garret is insane, everything about this entire thing is fucking insane.

    I love it.

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    Pretty much. His childhood was crazy.

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    Kai Lenny is an alien. Popping 360’s on 60+ ft waves. Wow


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    Agreed, great series!! Has me hooked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Kai Lenny is an alien. Popping 360’s on 60+ ft waves. Wow
    Check out Life of Kai on Red Bull TV.

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    Final episode was great. What an amazing story.

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    Just finished as well. Totally been in the rabbit hole on it and all the legends the last couple of weeks.

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    He named his kid Barrel!

    I can't decide if that's more like calling your kid Fresh Powder or calling him Bushel or Bucket.

    Definitely was worth watching the series, it's such a strange world to get a view into. I think the sheer power of water in these waves is hard to wrap my mind around. It's terrifying and foreign.

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    I call my two boys powslayer and big mountain but it's more like hot chocolate and chocolate chocolate

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    This is old news but I've just started watching this and it's fucking incredible. Highly recommended if anyone has an HBO account.

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    First episode of Season 2 is out.

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    100 Foot Wave

    Kai Lenny is a fucking alien. Unreal


    Just realized I posted the same statement earlier. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Kai Lenny is a fucking alien. Unreal


    Just realized I posted the same statement earlier. lol
    It's still true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    First episode of Season 2 is out.
    Goddamnit! I was just about to cancel my HBO subscription and now I'm on the hook for another couple months to watch this too!

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    Speaking of Kai Lenny

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CrOOmYBO3AR/?img_index=1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    First episode of Season 2 is out.
    This could be made sooooooo much better than it is. Very boring presentation.

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    Not directly related to this show. Note I have never rode any wave larger than 8-10 ft range.

    Question: is 100ft necessary a big deal? Is there such thing as relative gentle big wave? Is the level of difficulty depends shape, pressure, and velocity?

    For example, is riding pipeline ‘easier’ than a smooth 100ft?
    …still not quite local

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    Caveat - I've never surf anything bigger than about 25'.

    Up through this size, there for sure is a difference between wave difficulty and where you are surfing, but, and a big but, the difference is lost noticeable around 12'.

    At four feet there is a big difference between a slow roller like Cowell and a ledge like Horseshoes. And that difference increases as things get bigger. But at a certain point, four times taller than you is four times taller than you. I've never surfed a wave in the 18-25' range that felt easy. Some are harder than others.

    So, I imagine, by the time you get to 100', they are just fucking huge masses of water. That amount of water will never "break softly". If that whitewater hits you, you are fucked.

    And come to think of it, the biggest difference is in catching and dropping into the wave. If you are being towed in, that takes the catching part of our the equation.

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