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Tow Jam

As if the 12-foot surf in Teahupoo, Tahiti, on Monday wasn't challenging enough, Raimana Van Bastoloer had to contend with a runaway Jet Ski, which was used to tow him into position before its driver got caught on the lip of the swell and bailed out. Van Bastoloer was unhurt; the Jet Ski was destroyed when it smashed onto the reef.