Laurie Towner Talks About Near Death Experience at Teahupoo

By on September 30, 2014

When Australian big wave charger Laurie Towner got the call from Hollywood to be a stunt double for one of the surfers in Point Break 2, he had to have been pretty freakin’ stoked. Why wouldn’t he? He gets paid good money to surf one of the best waves in the world with nobody out. While he expected a healthy payday for stunt doubling, what he didn’t expect was a near death experience. Yep, he was eaten alive by an 8-foot wave at Teahupoo and nearly had his head ripped off. Here he is talking about his experience ….

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