Alex Gray

Pro kayaker here for the cookies
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a_gray - Alex Gray
Back home from #china, and have had some great questions asked about the #tidalbore. I filmed some #gopro, and figured it's easier for u to understand firsthand. There will be an epic video made by actual filmers who followed us on the wave. But for now u get a #agrayreplay ๐Ÿ˜: So @redtide83 and I had never done this before. We rode the jetski an hour up the river. As we sat under a bridge, the river went from motionless to instant current pulling upstream. This was the first sign the bore was approaching. Next we heard a rumbling which sounded like a chinese orchestra running on water about a mile away. Then we got our first glimpse: about a 15 foot high wall of whitewater across the entire river. I honestly started tripping a little as I had no idea the magnitude of what this wave actually was. I stutter in the video for a sec because I was wondering when the wave was going to take shape and not just mow us down. It was unbelievable how fast it was moving. Pretty much seemed like the world longest closeout. Just kept thinking how the hell were we going to tame the #silverdragon?! That's what she said. Sure enough as the wave got to the bridge, right in front of us it backed off and turned into a ridable section. Well, it sort of did as you'll see cheynes first ride in my next post. We quickly realized we had no idea what to do, or what the hell was going on ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ @bodyglove53
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dolphin.party : @timmyfogarty
a_gray : @tammymoniz it was a shit show to say the least haha
domicat1 : Lol .I am French and live in the US! Unlike your comments .I just noticed that we both like to write a lot! By thecway you are a very positive person!
chloerouxel : @a_gray haha๐Ÿ‘Œ
redtide83 : #fun and lets have more!!! @a_gray
a_gray : @redtide83 jetlag is killing me! How's buccaneer days?!
sunset_surf_shack : So sick!!
kingsxkong : WakeUp with the TidalBore after a long โœˆ๏ธ flight๏ผŒSickBigDay๏ผ
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The ups and downs of life can be harsh at times. Many times they are out of our control, and make no sense. โค๏ธ to those who had a struggle today. We all have a purpose, and sometimes that reminder is simply a phone call away from a friend or loved one :) stay positive. There's a meaning to everything as long as you stay open to it. keep fighting the good fight.
tomloweyo : ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
scrupps1 : Thanks man!
mdzareas : Well said, Alex. I try to do what I can to make someone's day, not break it. It is a solid, zen practice, even though it can be elusive at times. Remember your words, so you can also practice this even when those around you may be causing chaos. Always remain humble, it makes it easier to apologize on those elusive days! โค๏ธ
samiilynnn_ : thank you!!!!
dimetimee : Best words! @a_gray
lukemartello : thank you for this one cuz, you wouldn't believe how much it helped. <3
mermeow_loves_you : Wow good one๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‚ @chrismorville
supermanube : Your so right ,love thisโค๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด
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Thank you all for helping vote my @surfline "#gopro of the month"(link in bio). I had hopes of winning to donate the $1,000 and @gopro session to an unsponsored, stoked, up and coming @nssasurf surfer. The #nssa truly shaped me as a professional surfer, and I'm so grateful for the platform they continue to give generation after generation. I'm also grateful to @lgray54 for all the driving every weekend up and down the #california coast ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜— So, I went through the @nssasurf @Instagram and it seemed like @makena_burke was a great choice. Congrats Makena!!! I hope you put this money towards NSSA membership, contest fees, gas money or whatever helps make it easier to win those events!!! And cheers everyone for the continued support :) @janicearagon @justaglikeme
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danjohnson99 : Worth the vote!
nathanfrenchphotography : You rock ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
gringoed : Good man๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š @a_gray
misslaurenmurrell : That's awesome
linus615 : Such a great girl to give it to! She is an amazing surfer, inside and outโค๏ธ
avaroxygrom : @makena_burke so killer ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š stoked for ya!
justaglikeme : Congrats @makena_burke
izzy2361 : Go makena. Your a rad cousin!!
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Is chinese food in #china still called #chinesefood? Or is it just food? #foodforthought @redtide83
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tommykirk12 : Tooo funny!
budvallely : @brohrbach126 he copied my Halloween costume.
rball4016 : ใ‚ใ„ใ†ใ—ใฆใŠๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ‚ใจ1้€š็›ฎ็†ฑ are you still hungry after 20 minutes
jack_patek : So deep
franny__pants : I just lol-ed...this photo is great @a_gray
roxylook : ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
pablohuang : Ye.thanks for the Halloween costume idea ๐Ÿ˜
john.franklin.3979 : since that u r in China, you should order special local food, there are too many chinese foods here.
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This was on of my rides during yesterday's tidal bore in #china! But seriously the wave gets this good?! #canvas ๐Ÿ˜ตStill can't believe the conditions and adventure during the @quintangshootout on the #hangzhou river. It really didn't matter who won the event because it was so damn fun. Can't say it enough... Experience of a lifetime! Go team #losangeles :) thanks again to everyone who made this possible. Especially @bodyglove53 @redtide83 @redbull_surfing photo by @tattoofilmer #southbay
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razhodg : Crazy!
shanedorian : So sick!
jimlindbergpw : Unreal - looks like you're on Mars - they found water there - could be waves - never know - @a_gray first to surf Mars - just sayin' - good to have goals
alehalchaer : @luisma160 así es la derecha q te conté
connor_coit : @k_burch ...
rgreen_machine : @noeyysmalls @liam_green14
danmatsumoto : Amazing!!! Go Team South Bay!
corylopez : Leg burners
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Wow what an experience surfing a tidal bore down #china's #hangzhou river. @redtide83 and I were the only team which had no experience in the Red Bull @qiantangshootout. I guess you could call us the underdogs ๐Ÿ˜‚. 3 teams with two guys on each jet ski sat and waited in the river for the tidal bore to arrive at 12:30. We started to hear a rumble and sure enough in the distance a wall of white water across the whole river was rolling right at us. Cheyne and I were losing it. We literally couldn't believe it. Cheyne was up first and stepped off straight into a closeout and got hammered! The wave was about 8 foot face. I went to pick him up and as he got on, a side wave hit us knocking him off and the fin off his board. I found it hilarious as we had no idea what was going on and Cheyne was freaking out. We had my board as a backup and I flew back down the river to get Cheyne on tidal bore which never stops. The wave hits shallow sandbars which make it form a right or left at times. As a team you've gotta communicate and try to predict where it's going to have good shape next. We saw a perfect right forming and Cheyne jumped in and did about 10 turns. I was screaming every time he did a turn as I was riding the ski about 5 feet from him. The wave looked like lowers trestles, it was perfect. Cheyne ripped the crap out of it and got a 10 on the ride! We then switched and I jumped into the wave down the river. Somehow I got a barrel section and couldn't believe looking out of a tube at skyscrapers lining a river in #china!!! Directors say it's the best conditions they had ever seen for this event. We got an action packed hour and a half tracking it miles down the river and taking turns with the other teams. A bit of it is indescribable to actually ride a tidal bore in the middle of a Chinese city. So cool to share it with one of my favorite humans ever @redtide83 and these epic peeps @themadhueys @timmyturner @ryanturner #teamchina. Stoked to take the win for team #losangeles @bodyglove53! Congrats everyone and thank you to Peter Townend plus crew for the experience of a lifetime!! See you next year ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜
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brianbielmann : Have I told your the coolest, actually both you guys!!!!! Big Congrats
garrett_h_ : @jj_hennessy @ryclansea that caption ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
razhodg : So epic can't wait to see a clip!? @a_gray
a_gray : @craola you're my hero. Coffe talk soon legend
spankthetank : Great story. Let's see some footy
brad_domke : So sick congrats!
howardhoodkanoa : South Bay Hermosa Beach California
sabi_lu : @braaapaholic143
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Discussing strategy for the day on the #tidalbore in #china today! Go team #losangeles @bodyglove53 !!! @redtide83
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robersonbrothers : Haha amazing!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
clintfriend : @therealitp
cupofjoejo : @the_scandall
the_scandall : @cupofjoejo so gnar
allysongo : @kyle_giddings
ryansmith6112 : @killershaka @tlvenegas
ryansmith6112 : @troykop
avaroxygrom : Lol ๐Ÿ‘Š
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Stoked! My dream of the $1,000 from this win going to a deserving @nssasurf grom came true. Can't wait to to announce who it is soon. Thank you all for voting. Some kid is about to get a free year membership to NSSA and #gopro session. I love it :) @janicearagon @justaglikeme let's collaborate. I have the best fan/support crew out there!!! you all rule :) @surfline
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fallonsmimi : Congratulations Alex!!
tammymoniz : You are amazing Alex โค๏ธ
andrew_nemo : Awesome sauce!
grayson.daley : YEEEEEEEWWWW
katsucoriddle : Yeah, Alex Boy!!!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
nataliej0 : Gooooo @a_gray #goals
wasselsister : You are a great human...@a_gray
brdfrd : Yes!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tidal bore surfing in #china?! Can't wait to represent team #losangeles @bodyglove53 with @redtide83. #hangzhou @redbullsurfing
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davidhayflee : Don't die.
shanedorian : Ditto but in Europe!
piecelock70 : Say hi to my boy Matty from Thes - he's the OG head camera man and good people. We surfed epic little reef and indicator last winter on a biggie - he gets down with the south bay
nikkisteve : Be safe... The water is brown
caleb_mallory : Ah that's ways from me. Can't wait to see! @a_gray
maryosborne : Omg ur going to have so much fun!!!! @a_gray
mr._________m : If you need some help write to me . I now live in Guangzhou
jackhsurf : Best airline ever!
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This was my first wave the morning of the @surfer_magazine cover shot. Funny thing is, I was already on cloud 9 not knowing what was about to unfold over the next 11 hours. I went there hoping @melllow_yellow and I could create something for @volcom's #psychicmigrations There was a chance they would add a section that wasn't planned if I scored a crazy wave with no one out. This was also @bobridges and my first trip together. The thought of two friends making a cover photo happen sounded rad, but is a near impossible feat these days. At the end of this day I told Scott and Bo it was the best day of my life. I recently got to see Psychic Migrations and was baffled I have a section from this session. Honored! Then the surprise of the Surfer cover!!! I mean come on!!! A day of surfing can truly not get better for me. It's always worth the gamble, and to search a little further. Just some adventures have bonuses that remind me I'm the luckiest person on this planet!!! #gopro #southbay
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tcrista : A little slice of surf heaven for you๐Ÿ˜Š
a_oro : @rayospic this was his first wave of the day!
jake.vandenburg : @benmoscrop_
benmoscrop_ : Yeah I saw this its so sick @jake.vandenburg did you see the cover
justindcote : Yeah buddy
drewpaolicelli : # 1 Floyd album 100%
aleafofallcolours : @chase_adventures
a_gray : #agrayreplay
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