Gotta Watch: Hang ten!
Surfers gather at the Snake River to ride the waves.
November 10th, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Hang ten!

Surfing is already considered an extreme sport, but these riders are taking it to a whole new level. Check out one surfer breaking the world record for riding the largest wave, and others who sought out some unusual surfing spots.

Surf’s way, way up – Surfer Garrett McNamara rode a behemoth wave that is believed to be 90 feet tall. He broke the world record for the largest wave ever ridden. He didn’t realize how big it was at the time, but he says, “by the grace of God I made it through." Watch this unbelievable swell.

River Riders – Land-locked surfers from the Northeast gather at the Snake River to ride the river-driven rapids. The advantage: you can ride for long periods of time, lay down for a break, and then get back up. But riding the rapids can be dangerous. See what can happen at three minutes into the video.

Wild goose chase – Canada geese go "surfing" on the Colorado River. This spot on the river was modified to create extra waves for kayakers, but this gaggle of geese took advantage of the opportunity!

Blizzard blast – These hardy riders aren't going to get a little blizzard get in the way of their waves. Watch these Minnesota surfers take a dip in the icy Lake Superior water.

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  1. fitzter

    he's got nothing on this
    Mark Visser is amazing!!!

    November 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat ( in a hat )

    COWABUNGA dude. The Big Kahuna rides again.

    November 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chris HOnry

    "You either surf, or fight! Charlie don't surf!" "look at that, you can have two guys, one break left one right"

    November 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny Utah

      If I say it's safe to surf this beach, Captain, then it's safe to surf this beach!

      November 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Blame Canada:)


    November 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Not me @ 2:34.

    November 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny Utah

      I know you man. When they fall on you, you won't back down and they'll have to burn your ass to the ground.

      November 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You got a death wish. You want to ride to glory, fine. But, don't take Tyler with you. I'm begging you. Tell me where she is, and I walk away.

      November 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @bobcat (in a hat)
    Which TMNT are you?

    November 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat ( in a hat )


    TMNT ? You lost me on that one sweetie.

    November 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, moron! What a loser if you don't know that acronym.

      November 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat ( in a hat )


    Whoever that is posting in your name must like to watch those juvenile programs that I never got into.

    But my reference was from all the beach party movies I watched as a kid. I'm sure whoever posted doesn't know what they ae.

    November 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Special agent bobcat ( in a hat )! This is not some job, flipping burgers at the local drive-in! Yes! – your surf board bothers me! Yes! – your approach to this whole damn case bothers me! And yes! – YOU BOTHER ME! And Pappas! Oh, for the love of Christ. How the hell did I even let you talk me into this whole bone-headed idea to begin with.

    November 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Hi, bobcat (in a hat)

    Actually, my 3:37 post *was* about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which my son dearly loved.
    All of the other posts were not me.

    Go check out th Afghanistan blog.
    Guess what? THAT GUY thinks you're someone else.
    He couldn't resist.

    November 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    @fake me:

    Point Break quotes. Cute.

    November 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Yawn

    Dolphins make cowabunga dudes look like children splashing around in a mud puddle. Plus, if a Dolphin lays claim to some dude's wave, that dude bows down to the Dolphin or gets his ass kicked.

    November 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dolphin Lundgren

    I'll kick YOUR ass, Yawn!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
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