These incredible pictures show the moment an amateur surfer from Devon conquered one of the world's biggest waves - a 50ft monster like 'a liquid mountain'.
Adam Amin, 19, was turned away from the competition in Maui, Hawaii as it was only open to professional surfers.
But he found a way into the water and gave it a go and got in perfect position to ride the beast, known as 'Jaws'.
In doing so he became one of only a handful of British surfers to accomplish the incredible feat.
Adam had tried to sneak past security at 5.30am to get into the competition but he was caught and turned away.
Undeterred, he decided to enter the water in a harbour five miles away but was unable to find anyone to take him to the surf spot.
He then started paddling the five miles to the wave but was approached just after setting off by a jet skier.
He turned out to be US surfer Greg Long, one of his personal heroes, who offered to tow him the rest of the way.
Adam was then rescued by another jet ski rider, who took him back to dry land.