The 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water was the type of event that’s difficult to properly describe using words. With a punishing northwest swell bringing waves in excess of 15-feet to Ocean Beach, watching the world’s best male paddlers attempt to manage these conditions was nothing short of extraordinary. But like I said, words just don’t do it justice.
To give you a better sense of what it looked like out there, we gathered the most mind-boggling, eye-popping photos into one epic gallery. So quit reading this and get to flipping through photos of the craziest SUP race we’ve ever seen.