Amazing photos: Surfer takes on giant Belharra wave

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A man surfs the Belharra giant waves some two kilometers off the coast of the French basque country town of Urrugne on January 7, 2014. Thanks to certain climatic conditions in autumn and winter, a strong swell hits the Belharra Perdun underwater spur enabling a 10 to 15 metre wave to form. This wave is only surfed by experts who are towed out by a water scooter.    AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZ        (Photo credit should read GAIZKA IROZ/AFP/Getty Images)


A brave surfer was pictured tackling the giant Belharra waves off the coast of France on Monday.

The wave is only surfed by experts who are towed out by a water scooter.

A man surfs the Belharra giant waves some two kilometers off the coast of the French basque country town of Urrugne on January 7, 2014. Thanks to certain climatic conditions in autumn and winter, a strong swell hits the Belharra Perdun underwater spur enabling a 10 to 15 metre wave to form. This wave is only surfed by experts who are towed out by a water scooter.    AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZ        (Photo credit should read GAIZKA IROZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Thanks to certain climatic conditions in autumn and winter, a strong swell hits the Belharra Perdun underwater spur enabling a 10-15 metre wave to form.

A man surfs the Belharra giant waves some two kilometers off the coast of the French basque country town of Urrugne on January 7, 2014. Thanks to certain climatic conditions in autumn and winter, a strong swell hits the Belharra Perdun underwater spur enabling a 10 to 15 metre wave to form. This wave is only surfed by experts who are towed out by a water scooter.    AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZ        (Photo credit should read GAIZKA IROZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Belharra is located around two kilometres off the coast of the French Basque Country town of Urrugne.

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