VIDEO: How Heavy is a Big Wave

Have you ever wondered how heavy a big wave is?

With winter swells creating commotion along the coast, everyone is wondering what it takes to be a big wave surfer. Every time a surfer takes off on a massive wave, an incredible amount of water threatens their life. The lip on some waves alone can weigh more than 300 small cars.

This video features Australian storm surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll. These guys charge some of the heaviest waves on the planet. Researchers use technology to breakdown the mechanics and mathematics of how heavy a big wave actually is. The statistics will shock you!