Thursday, November 7, 2013

laird's comments rash, unfair

Repost from XGames.com, November 7, 2013. Image courtesy Luis Firmo/Red Bull Content Pool. Took a whole lotta shit for this...

Last week, in a rare moment, big-wave surfing made mainstream headlines. Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle's ride on what's being debated as a 100-foot wave grabbed the world's attention first, but the horrifying wipeout of his tow partner, Maya Gabeira, ignited equal amounts of discussion from all corners of the surfing world. Even famed big-wave pro Laird Hamilton jumped into the fray, talking to CNN on Oct. 28 to voice his opinions on the subject.