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Christopher Sugrue: Adrenaline Junkie, Surfing, Skiing, Snowboarding, SkyDive, Scuba'ing...

August 13, 2014

Hi, Christopher Sugrue here. As an adrenaline junkie, I’ve scoured the world for the best surfing spots. I’ve practically made the Pacific Coast of California my abode, but I’ve also gone abroad to France’s West Coast, Australia’s Sunshine Coast, Bali, Cocoa Beach in Florida, the North Shore in Hawaii, Siargao Beach in the Philippines, and even to Portugal to find the best waves. I’ve surfed with friends, strangers, adventure-hunters like myself, and dogs!

From CHRISTOPHER SUGRUE

But my ultimate dream surfing trip has got nothing to do with where I do it or who I am with—it’s hanging loose with orcas.

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Yes, those sleek, black and white killer whales who eat sharks for breakfast. I don’t know of anyone who has actually done it. I want Christopher Sugrue to be the first ever. I mean, I know people have taken artistic underwater photographs of themselves swimming with timid humpbacks, but I have never heard of anyone getting so close to orcas and actually spending an alchemy hour with them in an intoxicating swell. Now that’s a rush.

For now, I can just enjoy the sight of those over-seven-tons-and-all-dressed-up-like-a-gentleman-in-a-tux oceanic mammals showing off their surfing skills like no human being in a surfboard can do.

Check out these amazing photos taken by Michael Cunningham off the beach at Sandy Bay in northern New Zealand of orcas riding swells like they’re not the coolest whales in the world.

From http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/22111/new+zealand+orcas+join+surfers+in+search+for+the+perfect+wave/
From http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/22111/new+zealand+orcas+join+surfers+in+search+for+the+perfect+wave/

Follow me on twitter at twitter.com/chris_sugrue. Peace out.

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