Listen: Brad Norris on his three wave hold-down
You've all heard about Brad Norris' brush with mortality at the Right last Saturday. Well, two days back, Brad sat down with photographer Chris White to expand upon the wave and the subsequent wipeout.
Norris fell while double-towing with Jake Osman - trying to get the killer behind-the-rider shot of Osman. Despite falling, he knew he'd nailed the photo so he wasn't particularly anxious during the initial stage. "But as soon as I hit the bottom, reality hit," says Norris.
It's an hour long poddy, with a good thirty minutes of it spent in a ponderous state underwater. It was a 'touching the void' for Norris and he's clearly played it over a few times in his head allowing him to elaborate on key moments.
Plenty of chuckles and "fucken oaths" for those who like it raw.