Jamie O’Brien and Ben Gravy Surf Big Waimea River Wave at Night time
Hawaii drew a lot of attention this January thanks to incredible swell, especially Super Swell Saturday. But while 99% of Hawaii’s mind-blowing surf clips come from one of its many world-class surf breaks – Jaws, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, etc – we’ve found one where the surf takes place in a river.
Jamie O’Brien and Ben Gravy are not only great surfers, but these two have also managed to gain huge Youtube followers by documenting their surfing adventures. While Ben Gravy hailed from the Midwest and made a name for himself surfing a wave in all 50 states, JOB is a pro surfer based on Oahu’s famous North Shore. Despite their different origins, the two surfers are great ambassadors for the sport and document their surfing lifestyle in an unfiltered format.
So what happens when you put two of the best vloggers in surfing together? Well, they make it their business to surf some of the best waves in Hawaii. The Waimea River wave is capricious yet rippable and only breaks when a rainstorm has swollen the river and water flows into Waimea Bay. Of course, you cannot control exactly when this happens. On this special occasion, the Waimea River wave tuned in in the middle of the night.
In order not to be deterred, JOB and Gravy brought some floodlights, torches and a lot of courage. Surfing on this powerful river wave that punishes the coastal eruption is dangerous enough in daylight. At night this beast gets a lot more scary. Check out her chaotic session in JOB’s edit above (river surfing starts at 5:30 p.m.) or in Ben Gravy’s edit below (starts at 10:30 a.m.).
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