It ain’t all about epic rides, fame and glory ... sometimes the dream can become a nightmare! Thanks God there was no casualties on the mega swell a few days ago but we can’t stress enough how important it is to be in top shape and have the best equipment (big wave leash and flotation wetsuit)
This kid reborn on this swell, must’ve been so scary to be left alone in the dark with those mountains of water and very strong current of the incoming tide on a super south XXL swell. .
Hope everyone learn some lessons from all of this! Safety first! .
Glad you’re alive kid!🙏🏻
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"You have no idea how many people think you are dead!" I couldn't help blurt out as I stared at his ghostly face, zinc from the day before still wedged between the cracks in his parched lips. "Really? People know I was gone?" I looked incredulously back at the figure, sitting awkwardly inside the 'Original Warung' on the lower levels of the Uluwatu surf amphitheatre. "We didn't know who you were. But we knew someone disappeared. We are so thankful you are here right now." || Isaac, from Amsterdam, was the only surfer left out in the lineup after the sun had set on one of the biggest recorded surfable swells in Uluwatu history. Frantically attempting to scramble to shore on dark, the unrelenting sets took hold of him and separated him from his body board. Witnesses noted he surfaced twice, but then was gone into the night. Late in the evening, his body board was collected by locals from inside the cave at Uluwatu, with no signs of the young surfer. Little known to all who feared for his safety, in the pitch black of night and after hours in the water navigating 20ft+ sets, Isaac washed in across the reef at Bingin, traumatised and disoriented, but alive. "I'm going home to sleep now. I thought I was going to die." || A story of survival or a story of sheer luck? Photo 1- (Bottom left) Bodyboarder faces a set Photo 2- Isaac, Amsterdam #uluwatu #bali #surfing