Attempting Historic Wave
Here’s the craziest video you’ll see today — pro surfer Makua Rothman wiping out HARD while attempting to ride one of the biggest waves ever documented … and somehow the dude escaped (mostly) unharmed.
The 33-year-old Hawaii native was at Maxing Cloudbreak in Fiji this past weekend when he went one-on-one with the massive wave … and Rothman tells TMZ Sports it would result in “a thrashing of a lifetime.”
And this wasn’t just any wave … it’s being called “one of the waves of the century,” and even surfing legend Kelly Slater said, “This stuff is like people going to the moon … by tomorrow people will say it didn’t happen,” when talking about the swell.
Rothman breaks down the wipeout … saying, “It just shook the living daylights out of me. I can’t really explain what it felt like … maybe if Godzilla or King Kong grabbed you and was just shy of ripping you in half.”
But somehow the 2015 Big Wave World champ survived without injury … and ended up getting right back on his board.