POV: Watch A Surfer Ride The Longest Wave

The wave comes out of the ether. Over­head, the smooth wall of water begins curl­ing into a thin crest. A tube forms, and Ben­ji Brand, the surfer, steps up onto his board with his GoPro run­ning and cap­tures the footage. Then he pro­ceeds to ride, and ride, and ride. He rides for so long you become wor­ried that he might nev­er come back. He may have passed into anoth­er state or coun­try. At the very least he ends up a long way away from wher­ev­er he left his stuff on the beach. And this, quite sim­ply, is what it must be like to surf in heaven.