Monday 16 October 2017

WATCH: Surfer miraculously survives fall from top of 40-foot wave

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Sometimes big risks on the waves pay off... this time it didn't.

The World Surf League has revealed its 2015 XXL Wipeout of the Year, showing surfer Tyler Hollmer-Cross fall from the top of a 40-foot wave.

The incident took place last September in Tasmania.

Fellow surfers at the time said they were amazed that Hollmer-Cross survived the hit.

"I had actually made one wave and was feeling relieved to be alive," his fellow surfer Mick Fanning told GrindTV last year.

"Then I saw Tyler’s wipeout and all the nerves came back. It was horrific. I was just so happy to see his head pop up.

"I’m not sure how he survived."

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