Posts Tagged ‘mavericks’

March 19th, 2014

Hunting Mavericks

“to be honest I don’t even like to talk about it” – Nathan Fletcher (knowing Nathan this is a response he would had given when asked about Sion not Mav’s – from the way Fox edited this piece it made it seem as if Nathan didn’t like talking about Mavericks – we could be wrong, but we think we’re right)

It’s one of the greatest challenges in big wave surfing. Mavericks is as supreme in the sport as it perilous. Take a look at what it takes to surf and survive the feared and revered big wave location.

August 13th, 2013

Surfing Stock Photos From Mavericks In Half Moon Bay California

We have just finished uploading some images that we’re taken at the big wave surfing spot Mavericks. To check them out visit the California page.

Alex Martins
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Ben Andrews
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Bodyboarder

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Joao De Macedo

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John Raymond

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Lance Harriman

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Lifeguard Rescue Team
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Per Peterson filming from Rob Brown’s boat

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Surfers
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Going over
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March 19th, 2013

Photo Tip Of The Day

Here is big wave surfer Mark Healey surfing Mavericks. This surfing water photographer is shooting with a wide angle lens, but is clearly not looking through his housing and choosing to just hold it up and fire away.

Our tip to you, always look through your water housing when feasible

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February 10th, 2013

Sunday’s Surfing Photos

Photos we have uploaded today

Jeff Clark and Grant Baker
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Ezekiel Lau – Lower Trestles
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Jamilah Star and Mark Sponsler (far left) – Mavericks
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Nick Rosza – US Open
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Pat Curren
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Peter Mel – Lowers
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Mavericks
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Steamer Lane
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Ricky Whitlock
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Rusty Long
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Scotty Hammonds
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Shawn Barron
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Shawn Dollar
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Torrey Meister
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Tyler Smith (middle)
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Wade Goodall
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Zach Wormhoudt
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February 9th, 2013

Peter Mel At Mavericks

Doesn’t make the drop
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then when he pops up he is greeted with this (just to give you an idea how large this wave is, his surfboard on the left is close to 10ft in length)

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January 26th, 2013

Cali Images From 2006

Today we uploaded over two hundred images from California that were taken in 2006, to check them all out go to the locations tab.

Al Merrick
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Big Rock
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Blacks Beach
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Hottie
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Promo Models – US Open, Huntington Beach
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Brian Anderson – Cardiff Reef
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Bronzing – Lower Trestles
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Cotes Cube – US Open
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El Capitan State Beach
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Runway Model – Huntington Beach
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Surf Photographer
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Female Surfer – Oceanside
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Greg Tomlinson’s Flying Surfboard
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Hang 10
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Between Horseshoes and Hospitals
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J. Acuna – Blackies Beach
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John Bowling – Mavericks
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John Maher – Scripps, La Jolla Shores
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Middle Peak – Santa Cruz
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Mike Prickett (filmer) and Dino Andino – Boost Mobile Pro
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Mouse Rock – Cayucos
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Pat Pequeno – Newport Beach
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Skimboarders – The Wedge
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Ladies Bronzing – San Diego
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Cayucos Pier – San Luis Obispo County
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Huntington Beach Pier
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Mavericks
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Warmwaters – Carlsbad
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Taj Burrow Fans – Lowers
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Promotional Models – US Open
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The Wedge – Newport Beach
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Xanadu
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January 21st, 2013

Peter Mel Wins Mavericks Invitational

Congratulations to Peter Mel this years Mavericks Invitational Big Wave Champion

Peter Mel giving his all
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Finalist:
Peter Mel
Zach Wormhoudt
Mark Healy
Alex Martins
Shawn Dollar

Good things come to those who wait wasn’t the case for this years Mavericks Contest as they jumped the gun on this one.

Sufline’s reporter Sherwood Prusso must be on glue for claiming waves up to 30ft today. Why not just tell the truth?
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We got word from many photographers for major surfing magazines around the world that they we’re left hanging dry and could not find any placement on a media boat of any kind. But wait, for $1,000.00 a spectator can be on the Mavericks Invitational boat (your choice of morning or afternoon) meaning not for the whole day. So instead of trying to supply access for the surfing media with front row seats to document the event you chose to sell $1,000.00 seats instead as if you weren’t already making enough money as is. We are understanding more and more why no surf brands have jumped on board with this event. As one of the surfers in the contest stated, “I have to be involved to be sure the contest director keeps his hand out of the cookie jar.”

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January 17th, 2013

Mavericks Invitational Is A GO!

10:30PST Update We have received confirmation that some of the surf forecast are downplaying the swell (thinking it will be bigger, but don’t want to call it bigger based on the fact if it is not as big as they want to forecast they will look “stupid”) for Mavericks rather they hyping it up. We have spoke to Peter Mel and Kenny Collins and they think the swell will be solid.

We will know more tomorrow morning once the swell hits Hawaii.

“The waves are going to be insane, the weather is going to be beautiful, and the level of surfing will break new ground,” said Mavericks Invitational Contest Director Jeff Clark.

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This is the first time in three years that contest-worthy waves are headed to the
legendary surf break. Stormsurf forecaster Mark Sponsler stated, “This is looking like the best opportunity we’ve had in quite a few years with great conditions for running the contest.”

“This swell is going to offer huge waves and possibly perfect conditions. This is a very powerful swell, and we will have dramatic conditions that will push the competitors to their limits. Sunday is going to beautiful and very scary at times. I look forward to seeing plenty of glory rides,” said competitor and surfers’ representative Shawn Dollar.

For public safety, local authorities from San Mateo County Sheriff, California Parks,
CHP, San Mateo County Harbor District and other participating agencies will close off all roads to Pillar Point, including access to the beach and bluffs.

In order to get the full experience of the contest, officials have organized the Mavericks Invitational Festival, an outdoor event to will be held on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel & Spa at Princeton Harbor, located on the road to Mavericks and across from Jeff Clark’s legendary Mavericks Surf Shop.

The Mavericks Invitational Festival starts at 8 a.m. just as the first heat of the contest starts. The festival will run all day with a live steam of all the contest action. Festival goers will enjoy a day of music, live commentary, food, the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden, Grind Out Hunger Skate Park, Mavericks Gallery of Photography, and an opportunity to mingle with competitors. As soon as the final heat is complete, all the action on the water will move to the Festival, where the surfers will gather for the Awards Ceremony. The event wraps up at sunset.

Tickets to the festival range from $10 for general admission, and go up to $1,000 for VIP passes. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on Sunday for $20, until the event is sold out. Fans can also watch the live webcast of the contest at www.MavericksInvitational.com.

Event parking is located at the Half Moon Bay Airport, within walking distance of the
Festival. Proceeds from the parking benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside.
Additionally, Bike Works Half Moon Bay is providing free bike valet. If you come to town for the day, parking along Highway 1 and in nearby neighborhoods will be closed. You can pay to park at the airport that day or buy your parking pass online.

January 15th, 2013

Mavericks Contest A Go?

We have just received word that the Mavericks contest may be going this weekend. As soon as we here any more information we will post it here.

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October 25th, 2012

Jay Moriarity’s Wipeout