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Unbelievable video: Surfer falls 40-feet from giant wave

MAUI (CNN) – Professional surfer Tom Dosland fell about 40-feet while trying to ride a giant wave in Maui.

Recounting the experience to Surfer Mag, Dosland says it felt like “being in a car crash.”

He said he was actually blinded for a few seconds because of the strong sea spray before falling.

The video above was recorded by Bruno Lemos, who posted it on his Instagram account lemosimages.

The Aloha State has been hit by enormous waves, thanks to this year’s El Nino, sending even the most seasoned surfers tumbling as they attempt to navigate down the near vertical slopes.