Professional surfer Mo Rahma was buried by a 25-foot wave on the coast of Mullaghmore Bay, Ireland, on Feb. 27 (video below).
The surfer, who is from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, recalled his gigantic wipeout for RT.com:
Once I slammed my face on the wave I just kept sliding down the face. I was praying that I would slow down and just go under before the lip smashes me. I had my eyes open to see when is my last chance to take a breathe … but I kept going down and every time I would hit the water I would feel like I was being punched by a boxer. I absolutely feel like I have been hit by a bus today … my whole body hurts so bad.
Fortunately, Rahma was not injured and got back on his board to test fate again.
A bright side is that Rahma’s disaster was entered into the “Wipeout of the Year” awards, which could net him $3,000.