Kelly Slater @kellyslater: @jonroseman at outer reef #Cloudbreak in July 2011. Sets reached 30’+ faces at some point each day for 3 days straight on that swell. Absolutely insane. And nobody had inflatables. I’m baffled nobody drowned considering what I saw @nathanfletcher, @bruceirons, @deepwatersurf, @healeywaterops and others doing that year. Thoughts go out to @therealaarongold, the gnarliest charger I know, for pulling thru his (near?) drowning yesterday. And huge props to #MarkHealey, @gerglong, @ryanhipwood, @ukfiji and everyone involved in saving Aaron’s life. Uri…you’re a legend and hero for somehow jumping off the ski, pulling Aaron up by his leash and getting him out of the impact zone between waves all by yourself! Unbelievable. Good to know everyone is keeping an eye on each other and skilled enough to get it done when the shit hits the fan! Proud and scary day to watch from afar.

@jonroseman at outer reef #Cloudbreak in July 2011. Sets reached 30’+ faces at some point each day for 3 days straight on that swell. Absolutely insane. And nobody had inflatables. I’m baffled nobody drowned considering what I saw @nathanfletcher, @bruceirons, @deepwatersurf, @healeywaterops and others doing that year. Thoughts go out to @therealaarongold, the gnarliest charger I know, for pulling thru his (near?) drowning yesterday. And huge props to #MarkHealey, @gerglong, @ryanhipwood, @ukfiji and everyone involved in saving Aaron’s life. Uri…you’re a legend and hero for somehow jumping off the ski, pulling Aaron up by his leash and getting him out of the impact zone between waves all by yourself! Unbelievable. Good to know everyone is keeping an eye on each other and skilled enough to get it done when the shit hits the fan! Proud and scary day to watch from afar. via @kellyslater

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