Hamilton describes ‘near-death’ experience: “I got sucked into the kill-zone”

Source: Lewis Hamilton’s Twitter

During his appearance on the YouTube show ‘Hot Ones’, Lewis Hamilton described a dangerous situation, where he thought: “It’s over, it’s all over.”

Outside of Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton is known as an avid surfer. During his appearance on the hit YouTube show ‘Hot Ones’, the Briton described a dangerous experience he had while surfing.

“Biggest wipeout I had I was with Kelly Slater [11-time World Surf League champion], on Pipeline,” Hamilton said.

“It was like 20ft waves and Kelly was like: ‘There’s no way you’re coming out there, you’re crazy.’

“As I started to try and paddle in, I got sucked into the kill-zone basically. I turn around and see this set of four waves coming and that for me was like: ‘It’s over, it’s all over.’

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“As I threw my board, I dove down and grabbed the reef and I could hear this wave crash behind me. My board got ripped and snapped in half.

“I came back up, obviously gasping for air and the next one was coming so back down, grabbed the reef again as another wave comes over. So I did that three times. I got up, I’d nearly run out of air.

“I’d nearly drowned, but managed to swim back from there,” the Briton concluded.

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