Action sports can be extremely dangerous. Whether you're doing backflips on a bike, jumping out of an airplane or riding a big wave, there's always a chance things can go awry. Just ask alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn. For pro surfer Tom Dosland, things went bad quickly.
Dosland was recently surfing a wave called "Jaws," one of the most dangerous waves for surfers in Peahi, Hawaii. The nickname definitely fits the 40-foot monster he tried to conquer. Once he established himself on top of the wave, it didn't take long for Jaws to swallow him up.
Watch the epic wave take Dosland down in the video below. He was lucky to survive.
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