The surf is up in Kamchatka with mile long sixty-foot curls - The worlds surf alert has been sent to the extreme surf community for big ones in Siberia and for the next 72 hours the phenomenal waves will provide life threatening thrills for surf nuts and even crazier photographers.
Competitors include world champ Beanie Barnes of Kauai Hawaii and upstart Cecil Crowfoot of Bozeman, Montana.
Surfer Dude Magazine, a major sponsor, has provided helicopters that take the dudes to the calm before the waves form.
The local Siberian governmental officials reduced the wave tax to help promote the event.
Kamchatka Peninsula is the home of the biggest wave ever at 208 feet in a 1778 tsunami that washed up to Moscow suburbs. So the current waves are smaller but some of the biggest ever surfed and it's cold in Siberia.
Special big-wave-cold-water-equipment has been developed to protest the dudes when they wipe out and are forced fifty feet below the surface.
The Cousteau Society has provided miniature air tanks and regulators for an emergency five minutes of breath.
Speedo donated the super flexible shark suits that are 25% the thickness of a typical wetsuit.