Watch: Ian Walsh // What it's like falling at giant Mavericks
You've likely seen the stills or video from this wave. End of an epic day at Mavs, twenty minutes till sundown, and Ian Walsh calls next one in.
Yet instead of an easy slide to the channel he gets airborne, very nearly sticks it, but instead of glory he cops a gruesome bug-on-the-windscreen wipeout followed up by two more on the head for good measure.
Indeed, it's the worst wipeout he's ever endured.
Bit of talking, all of it warranted, and the visuals of both the wipeout itself and the botched rescue - check the shadow of the looming wave as he grabs the ski - make it worth eight minutes of your time.