A fuck-off big storm raging far out to sea in the Indian Ocean was followed by a fuck-off load of hype and one of the fuck-off biggest swells in years. And perhaps also the fuck-off biggestest wave ever ridden on Australian shores (go to 1:55). The spot known as Cow Bombie in Western Australia copped the full brunt of the swell, as did Justin “Frotha” Holland, the man who rocketed down the face of the wave in question — but he did so at the cost of a broken femur and the next wave landing squarely on his head. Yikes! Jamie Mitchell also features.
UPDATE ON JUSTIN’S CONDITION:
MONSTER SWELLYou’re about to see the moment a professional surfer wiped out and broke his leg on one of the biggest waves ever ridden in WA.Justin Holland travelled to Gracetown for the weekend’s monster swell, now he’s recovering in hospital. Vision thanks to www.mysurf.tv.
Posted by 9 News Perth on Monday, 29 June 2015
He later Instagramed the X-ray of his femur, which snapped upon impact:
And this was how they patched him up:
Our hero! We wish him the speediest of recoveries.