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Aussie surfs giant waves - at night

Wednesday 26 Jan 2011 3:06 p.m.

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By Michelle Pickles

Australian big wave surfer Mark Visser has had the ride of this life at the infamous Jaws of Maui.

And just to make it a little more interesting, Visser rode the giant waves at night.

The 28-year-old says he spent two years planning his quest to become the first person to surf the 12 metre high waves in complete darkness.

“I probably surfed this wave over and over about a thousand times in my head but the real thing was nothing like it. My heart has just been pounding for last week leading up to it so stoked I’m still here. One of the most awesome things I’ve ever done in my life,” says Visser.

Visser had LED lights inserted onto his board and a life jacket to make it easier to find him after a wipe out.

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