Five surfers are duking it out for a $5,000 cash prize from the World Surf League for the most gnarly wipeout. A pretty nice gesture from the WSL for giving money for failed attempts. The finalists include Hawaiian Nathan Florence, brother of current World Surf League champion John John Florence, American Wilem Banks, Australian Danny Griffiths, Briton Tom Lowe, and Chile’s Rafael Tapia. The cameraman who recorded the most spectacular fall will take home $2,000. The winner will be announced on April 29. Hopefully the prize will cover at least a portion of their medical bills.
Can someone scrape this dude off the bottom of the ocean floor? While you’re down there, see if you can find that jewel that that old hag threw in the Atlantic at the end of Titanic. We’ll go halfsies.
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[h/t NZ Herald]