Chris F wrote:
insideout wrote:I reckon most surfers could get towed into a wave at Nazare and make it if they were in a life or death situation.
But how many are prepared to take that chance?
And it's these guys who developed the techniques of 'getting towed' in in the first place: - speeds, trajectories, angles, wave selection, take-off areas etc. Their 'skill' is a lot more than just standing on a board riding down the face, it's getting
to that stage in the first place.
Plus they have the experience and specialist fitness and mindset to handle large wave wipeouts and come back for more, whereas for us they'd probably be fatal.