Five Mins With One Of Western Australia's Deadliest
Kerby Brown, Jake Perkins, Luke Wyllie and Cortney Brown enter the Tombstones ring.
With a dark past and a terrifying name to match, Gnaraloo's Tombstones is one of mother nature's most beautifully destructive creations. Taj Burrow describes the stretch as "terrifying," while Jay Davies labels it "one of the scariest waves in the world". Why? Watch above as Kerby Brown, Jake Perkins, Luke Wyllie and Cortney Brown thread their way down the line. See those throating sections, where the perfect almond-shaped barrel widens into a monstrous cave? Come unstuck here and you're in serious trouble, you'll either be driven into deep water (preferable) or one of the unforgiving coral masses lurking just below the surface. Around a year ago a life was taken in this way. Thankfully on this occasion, nobody was harmed. Put it down to experience, as you'll see this team know what they're doing. Pay extra attention to the 3:50 mark when Jake Perkins wrangles through an explosive foamball one-footed and somehow recovers.