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Maverick Surfers On Monster Waves E-mail
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Maverick surfers dare to take on 40ft monster waves as perfect conditions roll in for Half Moon Bay contest so perilous that only the best are invited to take to the water

They have traveled the world for the chance to ride the monster waves that roll into a California bay some winters - and the world's best surfers weren't left disappointed on Friday.
Forecasters had predicted that weather and swell conditions could create wave faces of more than 40ft, giving competitors just 48 hours' notice that the contest was on.
The Half Moon Bay event, near San Francisco, is famed for its monster waves, and conditions are so perilous that only 24 world-renowned surfers were invited to take part.

Swell: Peter Mell, who won last year's event, catches a wave in the first round of the Mavericks Invitational surf competition

Maverick Surfers On Monster Waves

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2014 )
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Death-Defying Walk On Cable Car Wire E-mail
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French highliner performs death-defying walk on cable car wire 1,200ft above Mont Blanc in the French Alps

A daredevil highliner has performed a walk 1,200ft above the Alps. Frenchman Julien Millot walked across the two inch wide wire of the Vanoise Express cable car which runs in front of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. The heartstopping walk across the 196ft gap was to mark the tenth anniversary of the Paradaski ski area and Mr Millot, a former engineer, was joined by his friend Tancrede Melet.

Death-Defying Walk On Cable Car Wire

Balancing act: The heartstopping walk across the 196ft gap was to mark the tenth anniversary of the Paradaski ski area and Mr Millot, a former engineer, was joined by his friend Tancrede Melet who is also part of a group called Skyliners that travel the globe doing various stunts and extreme sports such as highlining and rock climbing

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