2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

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2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

In this image made from video, surfer Koa Smith rides a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the Western shore of Africa. Smith rode for nearly a mile over a 120-second span and stayed upright as he traveled through eight barrels – the hollow formed by the curve of the wave as it breaks over the surfer’s head.

2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

In this image made from video, surfer Koa Smith rides a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the Western shore of Africa. Smith rode for nearly a mile over a 120-second span and stayed upright as he traveled through eight barrels – the hollow formed by the curve of the wave as it breaks over the surfer’s head.

2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

In this image made from video, surfer Koa Smith points at a wave during his two-minute ride off the coast of Namibia on the western shore of Africa. Smith rode the wave for nearly a mile and stayed upright as he traveled through eight barrels – the hollow formed by the curve of the wave as it breaks over the surfer’s head.

2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

In this July 23, 2018, image made from video, Koa Smith, while in Bali, Indonesia, talks about his two-minute journey on a surfboard off the coast of Africa. Smith rode a wave for nearly a mile and stayed upright as he traveled through eight barrels--the hollow formed by the curve of the wave as it breaks over the surfer’s head.
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