7. Get Tubed

On our 2010 Life List: get tubed.

    Photo: Chris Burkard

Corey Senese, of CoreysWave Professional Surf Instruction (coreyswave.com), explains how: "There are barreling waves in California, Long Island, Mexico. Long Beach is a great surf break known for tubing waves, and it's only about 45 minutes from New York City. Places like Log Cabins and Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu, are famous for tubing but are also challenging, crowded, and potentially dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Look for the right surf conditions—three to ten feet plus—and light offshore winds. Once you have the wave lined up, paddle hard! If you're about to pull into a tubing wave, the drop is fast and steep. Take a high line into the steep section ahead of you. Wait a second while the lip of the wave comes over your head and you get swallowed by it. Take a deep, life-changing breath of tube air, because less than 1 percent of people ever experience this feeling."

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