I've been carrying this around all day, and didn't know what to do with it. CNN's been all over it for the past day and a half.
It's such a spectacular shot, I knew I had to do something with it. And I wanted to put it somewhere it would be safe for posterity.
This wave in the Pacific about 120 miles off the California coast is upwards of 70-80 feet.
By comparison, think of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center in New York -- that high. Or if you're not into trees, think of a downtown building: It's about six stories high. It's 30 feet higher than "the Briefcase Man" in Burnett Park in downtown Fort Worth. I think you get the idea -- it's way, way up there. And in this case, it's a mountain of water that a surfer is riding (see him down there?), and it's bearing down on him with the force of a ton of bricks.
Cajones, my friends. Or lunacy.
Read about it here.