Incredibly Dangerous Surfing Wipeout

Surfer Niccolo Porcella is depicted in a second angle as he falls off his board while dropping down the face and is then is hurled toward the reef by a massive lip at Teahupoo, Tahiti. How on Earth did he survive that? , Well he did, and with no serious injuries just a few scratches. This is his description of exactly what took place while under the wave: I smacked the water really hard but thought I had penetrated and was going to pop out the back. I took a stroke toward the surface, thinking “this is too good to be true,” then realized one hand was surrounded by water and the other surrounded by air. At this point, I realized I was getting sucked over. The beating that followed was the most violent thing I have ever felt in my life. It instantly tore apart my wetsuit and life vest. I hit the reef five times, got held under for a bit, popped up, and fought for a breath before the next wave landed on top of me. That second wave sent me straight into the reef on my back. Then there were two or three more before I finally washed into the lagoon.

Video by Billabong