Guerilla Tactics

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Photographer Dan Russo—every bit as dangerous as the big wave freebooters he chronicles—is always down for a challenge. And while North Shore based, he is all too willing to plunge into ice-bath circumstances far from the Palm Latitudes. He recently found himself in Chile, on the prowl for rumored Virgin Size. He traveled with Nathan Fletcher and Kohl Christensen. In Hawaii, they’re known as chargers. In Australia, they’re known as Hell Men. Most of us just call them Bat Shit, and hope their premiums are paid up. See what they stumbled into—and down the faces of.