Ryan Hipwood

A hundred feet underwater with a boiling ocean above driving him even deeper, you think this would be the perfect place for Ryan Hipwood to contemplate some of the life choices he’d made that had brought him here. Instead, of course, at that point he was dwelling on some more pressing matters… breathing being top of the list. He’d just wiped out at a secret offshore reef in a remote corner of Western Australia, a wipeout that would shake him to the core and re-engineer his thinking about big waves and why he’s dedicated his life to riding them.

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