Perhaps I am being impatient, but one of my posts appears to have disappeared into the ether

I had been commenting how the Pe’ahi Challenge was cancelled today during the men’s competition because the waves got too big! This is a competition where 40 or 60 foot waves are not unusual. Despite my “non-surfer” status, this competition/phenomena really fascinates me.

In this video, taken in a boat by the waves and from a helicopter flying above them, you can really see the power of the waves, and the danger that the men and women put themselves under by surfing these giants, Jaws: Men’s Top Three Waves.