Base to torch, Lady Liberty is approximately 70' taller than most of the waves surfer Laird Hamilton rides; yesterday when he paddled around her he declared, "The Statue of Liberty is pretty big. I'm glad it didn't fall on me."

Hamilton was in town to launch his new clothing line, Wonderwall, with a jaunt around the Statue of Liberty. Even though he's used to riding the biggest waves in the world, we're guessing the Hudson River was terrifying on a whole new (dirty) level.

Check out the adrenaline junkie and Eddie Vedder talk surfing and music on the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts series.