Surfer-turned-body-boarder takes dramatic fall off monster wave (VIDEO)

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Board master Landon McNamara is well used to tackling big waves and he decided to take on a particular swell known as “Jaws” at Pe'ahi on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Reaching heights over 60ft (20m), McNamara chose to body board it, but it didn’t quite work out.

“Surfboards are overrated,” McNamara joked in his Instagram post. “Decided to take up body surfing haha.”

Another user uploaded footage of the fall too, noting McNamara was “taking body surfing to a new level”.

@landon_mcnamara taking body surfing to a new level😳 #peahi 📷: @surfline @mauicartel

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“Holy Jesus,” commented one Instagram user who was clearly taken aback by the sheer size of the giant wave and the fall McNamara endured.

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McNamara also posted a perfect action shot of the fall, commenting that his attempt “wasn't so successful”.