Storm Surfers - How Heavy is a Big Wave? How heavy is a big wave? An incredible amount of water threatens the life of a big wave surfer, with just the lip of some breaks weighing more than 300 small cars. Australian Storm Surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll charge some of the heaviest waves on the planet. In this clip, they break down the mathematical details on how heavy big waves actually are when athletes take them on the head. "A lot of guys that surf big waves are a lot fitter than me, but they don't have that natural spirit to just go. It's just a charging mechanism or something," says big wave charger, Ross Clarke-Jones. For more information and videos of Storm Surfers visit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Surf Channel is an original, free, ad supported television network delivered on cable, satellite and IPTV services, web and wireless. The Video On Demand television network can be found on cable, satellite, telco and digital. Distribution partners include: Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network, For industry news around the clock and to find out about the upcoming television launch, check out * Twitter/Instagram your best barrel face to win prizes every month to #TheSurfChannel #BarrelFace, and 'Like' us on Facebook to join history's first network dedicated to the great sport of surfing!

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Tom Carroll - Shaped by Experience

Tom Carroll has been a Mo Ambassador for seven years now. We headed to Sydney's northern beaches with our mates from Surfing Australia​ to talk surfing, drug addiction and the power of a conversation.

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