Ken Bradshaw wipes out in big wave Hawaiian surfing day

January 12, 2011 | Surfing
Ken Bradshaw: the man who surfed 85 feet

World renowned big wave surfer Ken Bradshaw has been filmed by BBC One documentary "Human Planet Explorer", in the Hawaiian's North Shore.

The astonishing footage shows Bradshaw riding a giant wall of water and then failing to kick out. The result is a severe wipe out.

The worst comes next. A six wave set pounds the inside and Ken Bradshaw gets stuck in the white water turbulence. Fortunately, everything ends well and the jet ski manages to take him out of hell.

Watch Ken Bradshaw taking the big waves of Hawaii. In another incredible BBC footage, a Stand Up Paddleboarder rides a giant monster wall of water.

The Texan rider started surfing at the age of 13. On January 28, 1998, Ken rode the biggest wave ever ridden in history on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii at an outer reef known as Outside Log Cabins. This wave was considered to be in excess of 85 feet.