How Ghost Tree Took Big Wave Surfing By Storm… Then Disappeared | Made In Central California Ep1

How Ghost Tree Took Big Wave Surfing By Storm… Then Disappeared | Made In Central California Ep1

I feel like tow surfing elevated all
surfing because it really offered two things the ability to catch any wave
you want, and water safety you know a lot of people didn’t know is
physically possible to be able to handle a wipeout from a wave that big?
That was a drop the mic moment like oh wow that’s fifty foot plus you know it’s
bigger than Mavericks. You know at that time the boundaries of paddle surfing
had yet to be really fully tested. I watch golf and Pebble Beach pro-am
goes on all the time and it’s right along the ocean. You know as a surfer
anytime you see you a wave, you’re like whoa is that a wave? And I remember distinctly
watching one day was a nice beautiful day there was some swell running and
seeing in the background these rights peeling off this point. Sure enough in one of our first times
there we got to to tow it for the first time. We did learn a lot that first
session I’m glad that we didn’t show up on a day when it was really really doing
it you know because we wouldn’t have had any idea what to expect.
It was pumping you know definitely pumping but it was it was small in
relation to what was to come. After the word got out that Peter and I had surfed
it, a lot of guys from down there actually said it had been surfed before.
You know guys have paddled into that wave. You know if you come to the spot
first thought would be it’s impossible to surf this place because it’s so close
to the rocks. Those were the days when like people
started you know to tow in and like all of a sudden they realized we can surf
these like fucked up waves that nobody else was to surf you know? Ghost Tree was a different animal in that
on those biggest days there was no way people were going to paddle anyway and
it just became that spot where all the tow guys congregated because it was like
center stage for getting the tallest wave and you didn’t have to worry about
paddle surfers and it was free for all to whip into a 80-foot wave. The tow surfing allowed them to figure
out all the ins and outs of certain spots, rescues with PWC’s. And just being able
to realize you can handle the thrashing of a 50-foot wave you know? A lot of
people didn’t know: is that physically possible to be able to handle a wipeout
from a wave that big? During that time, there was a lot of
confrontation that was happening between surfers. Somehow man we lost one of our
own out there. They’re summiting Everest right now I
think you know. I’m curious to see how much further they can push it. Hi
everyone I’m Michel Bourez. Welcome to the Red Bull Surfing YouTube channel. So
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51 thoughts on “How Ghost Tree Took Big Wave Surfing By Storm… Then Disappeared | Made In Central California Ep1

  1. Tazlesaltdevil says:


  2. Wolvz says:

    surfing is the best sport!

  3. mafakka2 says:

    3:36 wtf was that

  4. Alex Ó Coinnigán says:

    Made in Ireland? Mullaghmore gonna be huge this winter

  5. A. X. says:

    Steve Spaulding, Filmmaker, Legend told some of us about the Tree back in the 90's. So did Davi, another local Legend who on a day in 2004 paddled it, embracing the mystery for all eternity. Respect the Legends.

  6. Bo J. says:

    I never see clips of Ghost Tree anymore and it makes me sad. Growing up in nearby Aptos that place was basically just as legendary as Mavericks to me. Maybe even more legendary because it's a more fucked up wave than Mavs

  7. Keenan Carr says:

    Is that Bluebird playing in the background?

  8. GoGo Gordo says:

    Was this when these guys were all on meth??

  9. Wesley Chapman says:

    When is the second video releasing? Crazy this is the first time I'm ever hearing of this wave. Great video Red Bull!

  10. VASILI C says:

    Duuude I can’t believe how can you surf a wave that big and that near to the rocks, just mind blowing

  11. surferbralife burkley says:

    bro i live here and im sending it this winter, i live on the 9th hole, so its like 10 mins away form my house

  12. finn chamberlain says:

    You guys should visit Cornwall, England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  13. Stephen Wolfram says:

    Please don't tease the story and then leave us hanging, this is two minutes of content stretched to 6, booooo!

  14. peter smith says:

    Red bull can sell more poison if they can get towsurfing popular again ❓

  15. AJ Kammerer says:

    It definitely hasn't disappeared… Check my Insta if you need proof. @ajk93

  16. Zach Newsom says:

    Where is CA the most sharky? Big Sur, north of Big Sur or south of Big Sur? 🤔
    The Largest waves waves in CA = Lucia Lodge (nearly thirty miles south of Big Sur)

  17. Paul H. Kircher III says:

    Surfings just a way to get away for a while.

  18. Ramin Majlessi says:

    Part 2?

  19. ben nettleton says:

    you can surf these fucked up ways

  20. pikiwiki says:

    what doesn't show is how cold that water is.

  21. MrSteppenwolfe says:

    Always been intrigued by this place. Can remember a film called, "Ride On" which had a clip of Jamie Sterling ????? riding a 30 foot reform. Probably biggest wave I've seen although Maenheere reef on one swell has run it close. Can't wait for chapter two – when can we expect?

  22. denny beck says:

    incredibly beautiful part of the world

  23. Boop 662 says:

    I Wana drag deep in the barrel there

  24. daddymc dad dad says:

    at 0:41 u see a guy die full on

  25. Mike Goodman says:

    I used to live 5 miles away from these waves but work took me about two hours away but you gotta eat – at least sometimes

  26. TheSoulTransferProtocol ******* says:

    My Old Haunting Ground. I remember surfing there in the 80s at the end of big storms. Us locals knew how to access the beach at various entry points. Was always cool to have many friends who lived in PB, Gate Guards were cool and the Sheriffs never gave us a hassle. 12 to 18 ft. was plenty to try to paddle in on. Pure power. Lots of rock boils and kelp and kelp and more kelp. And cold. On huge storms, Pyramid Point at Moss Beach up the road a bit, would break a 1/4 mile out. HUGE waves, 30 ft. +. Only a few made the paddle out there. I never did.

  27. Craig Encinitas says:

    RIP Peter Davi

  28. subsamadhi says:

    So I don't catch how it disappears

  29. Ger Devanny says:

    Where's the footage of Don Curry?

  30. SenneffRules says:

    I believe a man died while surfing here I think Peter davi was his name

  31. Hsbs Shavs says:

    Why not do cape fear here?

  32. RYAN SEACREST says:

    thats so fucking sharky there. i went by the spot a few times at double overhead and chickend out lol. bt im a sponger and we all know spongers get chomped first

  33. Tahitian_boy1 says:

    For me peter mel is one of the best

  34. newman447 says:

    I want more content and I want it now goddamn it

  35. Amadis Demitrius says:

    I cant find the subscribe button…

  36. John Stewart says:

    3:37 looks like a whale

  37. SoCal Surfer 88 says:

    It’s like Mavericks on a dry reef lmao

  38. Sol Surfer says:

    🤔 If I’m Correct 🤔 It Was 1995 When 🙏 JAY MORIARITY 🙏 CAUGHT THE WAVE AND TOOK THE WIPEOUT 🙏 A TRULY AMAZING Photo 🙏 AT THAT POINT YOU ALL REALIZED It Is Survivable 🙏 Live Like Jay 🙏 The One Thing About Jays SHORT Time With Us He Would Always Be Doing Something 🙏 Stay Active , Cherish Your Time , Family , Friends And At The End Of The Road You Will Have Less Regrets 🙏 You Don’t Know Where Your Going If You Don’t Know Where You’ve Been 🙏 #PPtB4Life

  39. ReptialianOverLord says:

    That's a super heavy wave yikes!

  40. Nicholas Rusanoff says:

    NorCal… do OB!

  41. Ashraf Kelll says:

    3:35 wtf is that in water?

  42. Puppet Master Sasori says:

    3:32, wait what was that red thing (sorry I don’t know much about surfing)

  43. tripd says:

    Did that dude survive falling from the crest of the 50 footer in the beginning?

  44. Purple Icesquaud says:

    This is scary to me cause it’s my worst fear

  45. Visual Lena says:

    I wouldn’t do this if u payed me , big waves terrify me

  46. ace awesome says:

    There should be a thing called jet surfing

    P.S like if you agree

  47. Rigby says:

    Sub to me

  48. Lizard King says:

    I have 1 word for this & that is the following. YYEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!🏄🌊😎✌

  49. Dante Hernandez Chavez says:

    Pescadero" means Fisherman… if u dind't know jeje

  50. Rice Juice says:

    My worst fear is drowning yet I'm a surfer, ironic I know 😅

  51. ninjarevv says:

    Wow great music to the surfing

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