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18 FOOT SWELL IN W AUSTRALIA BREAKS LEG

Pro surfer Justin Holland bit off more than he could chew.  He joined the group of surfers who rushed to ride the biggest ever waves to hit the coast of Western Australia near Margaret River.  The wave exploded on Justin when he tried to outrun the detonating lip, fracturing his hip.

A fellow surfer came to his rescue and he is now recovering in a nearby hospital after having a titanium plate inserted into his femur.

Watch the report