Kurt Rist Tackles Giant Surf In Mexico - 27 East

Kurt Rist Tackles Giant Surf In Mexico

author on May 12, 2015
Kurt Rist’s definition of risk differs greatly from that of the general population.When Rist, 29, talks about “risk assessment” in big-wave surfing, he’s making decisions about whether or not to... more

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