KOA: “It was hands down the best wave of my life. So stoked to have captured the entire thing from my point of view for you all to enjoy. Thanks Surfline and Gopro for putting on the event. Now it’s time to go try to win it again!”
…a few fun facts about the wave:
– As “the wave” rolled down the point, Koa’s good friend Dylan Goodale was pumping through a 10+ second barrel. As he got closer the foam ball ate him, allowing Koa to whip around into the ride of his life. “Thanks Dylan… I owe ya one!”
– He earned $740 per second of the barrel
– 20 seconds into the barrel Koa was nearly dropped in on by a fellow surfer. He took the camera out of his mouth and screamed his loudest, letting the guy know that he was parked deep in the barrel.
– He travelled over 3 days from Tahiti to Africa to chase this swell – possibly the furthest route you can fly on earth?
Watch the full wave below, starting at the 1:17 mark. The question is, is it the longest barrel filmed in history?