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Video captures surfer falling 40 feet down face of wave off Maui

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 09:59:51-05

Professional surfer Tom Dosland fell about 40-feet while trying to ride this giant wave in Maui.

Recounting the experience to Surfer Mag, Dosland says it felt like “being in a car crash.”

He said he was actually blinded for a few seconds because of the strong sea spray before falling.

This video was recorded by Bruno Lemos and posted on his Instagram account @lemosimages.

The aloha state has been hit by enormous waves thanks to this year’s El Nino, sending even the most seasoned surfers tumbling as they attempt to navigate down the near vertical slopes.

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