That’s one way to avoid the crowds! Fearless surfers take on giant waves at a secret break in South Australia – but there’s a good reason no one else is in the water
- Gripping footage shows three brave surfers tackling massive waves in Australia
- The trio have free reign over the waves in the mysterious south Australian beach
- The huge barrels leave one guy with a massive bruise and a board split in two
- Break is fiercely guarded by locals and this the first time it’s been filmed
Three fearless surfers have been captured on film taking on massive waves at a secret break in a remote part of the South Australian coast – but only after negotiating with protective locals.
Gripping footage shows the trio, veteran lifeguards and surfing personalities Brett Livingston, Josh Dowthwaite and Jye Demmrich, taking on the huge waves.
The trio had the secluded South Australian break entirely to themselves – partly because of the risk of shark attacks along the stretch of coastline.
The video, shared by My Surf TV, showed the surfers being towed out to the break by a jetski and then taking off on waves of up to 10-feet.
However, not everything went to plan, with a surfboard seen snapped in two, while one of the surfers also peeled back his shorts to reveal a large purple bruise across his upper and inner thigh from a hard landing.
With no crowd in sight the trio continue to live the dream, spending hours in the sparkling blue water
Surfing Australia spokesman Blainey Woodham told the Daily Mail the area they were surfing in can be treacherous due to its isolation, with no electricity or mobile phone reception.
There was also a chance of coming across a great white shark, who are common off the South Australian coast.
‘The large waves are awesome and empty, but you definitely might have to dodge some sharks.
‘If you’re a good surfer. it’s bliss.’
Part of the reason for the secrecy, he said, was that the beach was heavily guarded by locals who do not want an influx of surfers from elsewhere.
The trio had to get permission from the locals before they even filmed the break.
Gripping footage shows the brave trio; Josh Dowthwaite (pictured), Brett Livingston and Jye Demmrich riding huge waves in Australia