‘I’m so stoked’: Surfer rides 50-foot wave in World Surf League – video

‘I’m so stoked’: Surfer rides 50-foot wave in World Surf League – video

American surfer Eli Olson claimed the prize for ‘Biggest Paddle’ of the year at the World Surf League on Monday after riding a 50-foot wave in Hawaii. Olson, a native of Hawaii, was surfing Maui’s Jaws, an infamous wave in the Pacific Ocean off Maui’s north shore.

In order to qualify for the award, surfers must paddle into the wave as opposed to being towed in by jet ski. The event was apart of the World Surf League