I live next to the Atlantic Ocean, so I’ve grown up with a healthy respect for the ocean, its beauty and power. When I was in Durban, I got to wade into the Indian Ocean. I say wade, but I really only made it to mid-thigh before a strong wave headed my way. I’ve never experienced any body of water with so much power, unpredictability and, frankly, I was scared of it.

Not this guy. Repeatedly charging into the waves, video camera in hand, attempting to catch himself doing something awesome. I’ll never know whether he got what he wanted, but he provided some great, heart-stopping entertainment in the process.

Durban Indian Ocean waves