Watch: Weird Waves // Tanker Surfin'

Stu Nettle
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A quarter of a century after James Albright and Peter Davis introduced the world to tanker surfing in Dana Brown's film 'Step Into Liquid', the duo are still out there on the Galveston shoals chasing outbound super tankers.

In the intervening years they've mapped the banks and developed a keener understanding of which ships will displace enough water to deliver a quasi natural wave.

Once again, the highlight of the clip isn't the subject but host Dylan Graves' relaxed delivery and the 'Life Aquatic' effects that garnish the video.

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icandig Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 9:44am

Epic. That made me happy. : )
I'm off to Google to check maps and shipping timetables.

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savanova Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 10:12am

Beavis & Butthead tribute toon

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Stok Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 10:47am

Sorry, have to say it - but that would be awesome on a foil.

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Ash Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 11:09am

Dylan's closest effort to a Sponge Bob episode. Enjoyed that more than I thought I would.

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thermalben Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 11:17am

Hard not to smile. Would love to give it a shot one day.

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The Shaper Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 11:38am

Soooo good....................thanks.

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simba Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 1:54pm

yes agree .....happy stuff

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Kalito Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 8:23pm

never comment... but watched that whole thing with a smile on my dial ;-)

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donweather Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 8:58pm

See now BRISBANE is skunked by surf because of the islands so why the Fck can’t Moreton bay be like this FFS!!

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warddy Monday, 17 May 2021 at 3:06pm

I’ve Supped a few Times on the Tangalooma side years ago when they went passed ...
Shin high but still remember it ...
Unlike hundreds of other dud surfs ...
The big boat that heads to Tangalooma and Moreton has hit some banks too ...

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brandonrooney14 Friday, 21 May 2021 at 8:58am

Novelty waves are the most memorable! I've seen perfect little tiny waves over that side when everything has lined up – as you said though, knee high at most. Would have still been fun on a glider.

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Bob Sacamano Friday, 14 May 2021 at 11:13am

" its got 909 feet by 157 coming outbound. Its going to be beautiful" Surf forecast notes from Texas. haha.

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Hoodie Friday, 14 May 2021 at 4:11pm

Sooo much fun.

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Finntim Monday, 17 May 2021 at 1:19pm

Froffin'!

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warddy Monday, 17 May 2021 at 3:01pm

Loved it ...
That’s stoke summed up

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Bnkref Monday, 17 May 2021 at 6:04pm

So much froth. Love it. Great series and this is one of the best episodes.

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tango Monday, 17 May 2021 at 11:12pm

10 minutes. There's a leg burner!

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Carr454 Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 8:29pm

Wow It's Really Good !

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stephen.flynn Monday, 31 May 2021 at 4:32am