PLAY OF THE DAY – Mark Mathews/Brad Domke vs The Right

We ran this vision almost a year ago on our main site but just in case you missed it (or even if you saw it, we think this most definitely deserves repeat viewing).  Here’s a throwback to the raw footage of that incredible wave (it was viewed over 100K times in 48 hours on last year). VIDEO here:

It’s still one of the most epic things we’ve seen in the last 5 years. Here’s an excerpt from Mark’s retelling of events: My friend Brad Domke (professional Skim Boarder) was next in line when a bomb set reared up. He started to tow into it and i just couldn’t help myself. I yelled out to Phil Read my tow partner ‘Go Go! Tow me behind him.’ I had seen footage of Domke making the the craziest waves lately so i figured there was a good chance he would make it. The barrel at The Right is so big so I figured that there would be plenty of room for both of us. It all happened so fast. I just remember coming into the wave and thinking “I’m on the perfect line here. There is plenty of room between the 2 of us”. Then I saw him struggling to deal with the water drawing off the reef as the wave was sucking up. MM360_02At that moment I was like “Oh no” – but I held my nerve and my line and just ducked as low as I could hoping he wouldn’t drop on my head! I saw his board fly by then out of the corner of my eye I saw him. It was like he was falling out of the sky. The scene was so strange a picture of it is tattooed in my head. MM360_05 Because I was crouching so low as I was coming out of the barrel my arm holding the camera caught the face of the wave and sent me spinning. By then the serious danger had passed and I was rolling around underwater laughing at the sight of Brad doing his mid air running man in the barrel! You can read Mark’s full account of the day and view additional camera angles here: