Here we have Grant "Twiggy" Baker taking arguable one of the most savage wipeouts of the day. After everything looked like it would be a great ride, the wave actually began to suck Twiggy back up to the lip, causing him to free fall over twenty feet.
Nathan Fletcher was in his first Eddie after being called in as an alternate. The only Brazilian in the field, Fletcher was introduced to the terrifying realities of Waimea Bay during his first heat of the day, falling from the sky to water in short succession.
Ever wonder what it is like to have a freight train fall on your head? Just ask big wave surfer Shane Dorian, who while trying to go for a barrel, felt the full wrath of this massive wave.