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The surfer was towed into this wave at Cortes Bank on 1-19-2001. This picture is a photo of my true-to-scale 30"x40" painting and reconstruction of one frame from the ending to the movie "Step Into Liquid" the wave-of-the-day. Because of the extremely low camera angle, this wave actually looks smaller than it was. Notice how deep he is positioned, just barely escaping the avalanche. This marks the historic opening of Cortes Bank to tow surfing. This wave was judged to be 66 feet high by the Billabong XXL, biggest wave surfed that year. The surfer, Mike Parsons, would 7 years later, ride an official 77-footer at Cortes Bank during the historic swell of 1-5-2008.
See the actual video shot by Robert Brown on YouTube. Copy and paste this YouTube:
Or search YouTube for "On the Shoulders of Giants: the Cortez Bank Expedition". The record setting wave appears at 10:20 into this video clip and the painting is based on the frame of the video at about 10:35.
April 18th, 2015
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