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Not everyday you’re going to watch a wipeout video like this. Sure, sports have their varied crash and burns, errors and fails, but when it comes to surfing, there’s only a few things that could go wrong. Although, when you’re dealing with this unusual stunt that was put together by Stab and Volcom, you’re going to get all sorts of wipeouts and fails, none of which has been experienced by any surfer until now.

It was both parts thrilling and dangerous to attempt what these guys conquered. Anchoring a 100-foot floating dock in the middle of a surf break to ease the entry into riding a wave seemed questionable. The dock ripped from its anchor a couple times and trampled its way to the shore. The surfers slipped off its wet surface countless times. Some misjudged its location in the lineup and had to jump to safety, and others had to duck and cover as the dock whipped around like a snake when the waves started breaking.

Was it worth it? Of course it was. Would we do it again? Of course we would. It’s all part of the experience of going out on a limb and trying something new. Something that hasn’t been done before to give the people something worth viewing. The Dock was a memorable event, and we couldn’t have done it without Stab. Special thanks also goes out to our team riders who joined us in this venture, and the entire production crew who made it all possible.

 

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Noa Deane (left) using an alternate route to safety, while photographer Tom Carey is caught mid-strategy in his attempt for cover.

the dock wipeouts volcom surf stab magazine floating dock

Imai Devault negotiating his way up the ramp between Yago Dora and Balaram Stack. Ozzie Wright sits in the far distance with time to spare.

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Balaram had a long run at this thing. Unfortunately, he ended up slipping right at the end and gave Yago a front row seat to a good laugh.

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Ozzie Wright, miscalculating.

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Mitch Coleborn didn’t anticipate this wave breaking out that far. Clearly.

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Yago taking a leap of faith off the dock to safety. Balaram attempting a successful run at the right, while Noa looks to the left to make sure he’s good to go.

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What does one do in a situation like this? Understandably, the dudes jump off the dock, trying to get as far away from it as possible in hopes it doesn’t whip around and tag them.