The Scariest Place In The World To Have A Beer

Cold beer in hand, Tasmanian mad man Mikey Brennan scopes the spot where he plans to pop the top on a cold one.

Cold beer in hand, Tasmanian mad man Mikey Brennan scopes the spot where he plans to pop the top on a cold one.

Don't stir the beverage airing down the staircase!

Don't stir the beverage airing down the staircase!

We're not sure which is crazier: the fact that Mikey Brennan is chugging a beer in the barrel at one of the world's gnarliest waves or that he's trunking it in Tasmania.

We're not sure which is crazier: the fact that Mikey Brennan is chugging a beer in the barrel at one of the world's gnarliest waves or that he's trunking it in Tasmania.

While most of us would be grabbing our balls in fear, Mikey B. decides to chillax with an adult beverage.

While most of us would be grabbing our balls in fear, Mikey B. decides to chillax with an adult beverage.

Not a bad way to celebrate Christmas, eh?

Not a bad way to celebrate Christmas, eh?

Mikey exits the barrel to the delight of his beer-drinking mates in the channel. We would say "Kids, don't try this at home" but screw it, go ahead and try it.

Mikey exits the barrel to the delight of his beer-drinking mates in the channel. We would say "Kids, don't try this at home" but screw it, go ahead and try it.

Says Mikey…

“Christmas came early to us in Tasmania—we had a heat wave and nice swell on Christmas Eve. It was just the boys out there and everyone was having a big dig. I got a nice 10-foot paddle in wave which I was stoked on because it’s always better paddling into a big one out there. After a while I was like, “Fark, it’s hot!” and just decided to run boardies instead of a fullsuit.”

“The beer tasted so good in the pit…it really did! I can’t wait to do it again ‘cause Shippies is our hangout and when it’s good it’s the best place to be in the world—especially because it’s in my backyard.”

All photos by Cassie Vecchione (aka Mikey’s girlfriend)