Offbeat: Video - British surfer wiped out by 30ft wave

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This video captures the moment a British surfer was wiped out by a huge 30ft wave.

Adrenaline-junkie Tom Lowe, 32, was in Mexico hoping to catch the ride of his life - but a moment’s hesitation meant he had to bail from his board at the last second.

The moment a British surfer was wiped out by a 30ft wave. Picture: SWNS

The moment a British surfer was wiped out by a 30ft wave. Picture: SWNS

His spectacular plunge into the ocean has been hailed as one of the biggest ever caught on camera - and has seen him nominated for a global “wipeout of the year” award.

Tom escaped with just minor cuts, bruises and whiplash in what he described as the most violent 15 seconds of his life.