Laurie Towner Lands The Cover of Surfing World

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Laurie Towner photographed by Tim McKenna on the cover of SW356

Laurie Towner photographed by Tim McKenna on the cover of SW356

The Anatomy of a Cover Shot – Surfing World Magazine December 2014

The 10 Best Swells of 2014

The latest issue of Surfing World Magazine revisits the greatest sessions and waves that broke all over the world in 2014. One of those swells just happened to coincide with the shooting of a Hollywood movie. The movie is the remake of surf-cringe classic, Point Break, and on the set, amongst directors and actors were a team of stunt-surfers who were hired to charge Teahupoo as Bodhi and Johnny Utah. One of those was Laurie Towner, who on one close-out was slammed into the reef and could very nearly have died. The world's most prolific Teahupoo photographer, Tim McKenna was there to capture the moment. Laurie Towner breaks down the wave that features on this month's page 1:

“When you fall off on those waves the best thing you can do is try not to fall in an awkward position but that one ripped me down so fast I didn’t even have time for a reflex reaction or anything, it threw me wherever it wanted to throw me. In the end I was lucky it didn’t slam me straight into the bottom because I’d be dead right now if I’d copped the full impact. I only just clipped the reef but that was enough to snap the hinge in my jaw just next to my left eye and ear.” – Laurie Towner

Also in Surfing World 356:

Japanese River Gods
Banks so good you won't believe your eyes

Harrison Roach
Just so you know, he ain't the Aussie Al Knost

Could It Be You
The best surfing Noa Deane has ever seen

Subscribe to Surfing World this month and score Billabong Flip Boardshorts worth $80
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