Kohl Christensen at Nelscott Reef 2010
Kohl Christensen won the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic 2010 thereby qualifying for the Tour. Kohl showed up in Oregon in hopes of getting in as an alternate, and the rest is history. The arial shot of this wave paints a picture of pure bravado in the face of impending doom, and it shows how gnarly these tour guys are. When Kohl took off on this wave it was obvious that he would take a beating if he went left. Still, he took the beating and got the score.