Are Big Wave Surfer’s Taking Cue From the Ski Industry’s Avalanche Airbag Systems?. (dh) A great idea but I do have a couple of issues: If you’re really deep, the sort of decompression you’ll suffer on the way up isn’t going to be super healthy (I think?) and what happens if you’re surfing a break with a sheer rock face way on the inside. You’ll be bobbing around like a cork for the wave to do as it pleases – you certainly won’t be able to dive under waves. It also might give less fit/experienced surfers confidence to go out on really big days, thereby making it more dangerous for everyone. That said, I’d certainly wear one if it got big and I still wanted to surf!