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Here is my 20" x 30" painting and true-to-video scale analysis of one frame from the water-angle video of the critical moment when Aaron Gold set a new world record for "biggest wave ever paddled into" at Peahi (Jaws) Maui on 1-15-2016. My analysis of this video frame AGREES with the World Surf League's estimate of 63 feet tall, IF Aaron Gold is 6 feet tall. My analysis shows about 10 to 11 times overhead, but I don't know how tall Aaron Gold is. If anyone knows please notify me through clicking on "Click HERE to contact the artist". That is located below where is says "Buy the original painting".
This is from a water-angle video which makes the wave appear to be smaller than from the cliff angle. This is what it looks like if you are sitting on your board watching this wave prepare to leap over your head! Aaron negotiated a bumpy, challenging drop, maintaining control until he began his bottom turn, and was immediately crushed by a massive section. To see the video by Larry Haynes (www.fluidvision.com) on YouTube. Copy and paste the YouTube below:
If that doesn't work search YouTube for: "Aaron Gold Jaws 1-15-16 WATER angle" view.
In comparison, Shawn Dollar's wave at Cortes Bank on 12-21-2012 was officially estimated to be 61 feet high and Shawn rode his wave a long distance (maybe 30 seconds? Search YouTube for "Shawn Dollar Cortez Bank world record"), whereas Aaron's ride was very short. Look at the lip of this wave and notice the heavy section of lip bulging ominously over Aaron that will quickly end his ride.
December 21st, 2016
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