INTREPID SAILOR ALASTAIR MCLEOD TRIUMPHS
First attempt led to failure – McLeod was wiped out unable to control the rig. Timing is everything and Marti Paradisis and crew helped with the timing. However, the big sail still had to be negotiated through the wave and ultimately this was down the the skill and expertise of McLeod.
The monster waves were begging to be ridden. Each waves which Alistair rode grew successively deeper with the last one being about 33 foot high.
“The biggest was about 10 meters – that’s about double mast-high. But it’s thick and nasty. When I was dropping in, it looked like the whole ocean just turns in on itself. I’ve never seen waves like that before. They were just turning inside out,” explains McLeod.
“I think the wave is better for windsurfing than surfing because you have the freedom to outrun the second section if you want to. But not many people would bother – it’s not like Jaws. It’s so hard to do, and it’s such a wave of consequence.”
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