Ben Player is a multiple-time world bodyboarding champion.

Getting barreled is part of his job, so he caught a plane to surf a powerful swell hitting Padang Padang, in Indonesia.

However, finding quality surf can also mean meeting hundreds of fellow wave riders in the same peak. Anyway, he got really lucky.

Professional surfing is a highly competitive occupation. World title races are increasingly tight. And sometimes it all comes down to the wire.

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