Follow this superb video with Jamie for 72 hours leading up to, during and after the 2013 Mavericks Invitational.
The word 'challenge' doesn't quite cover what it is to surf Mavericks. Out there in the cold juice of Half Moon Bay in Northern California, taking on a crushing black mountain that wants to put you down deep. Jamie Sterling gets his thrills from places like that. He recently competed in the Mavericks Invitational, held in a swell that was questionable as far as contestability goes. Regardless, the butterflies came swooping and the boat ride out always means a quickened pulse, no matter what. "Peaking" puts you right next to the former Big Wave World Champion as he experiences Mavericks and the range of emotion that comes with competing at a big wave event...
Shawn Dollar, Cortes Bank © Frank Quirarte
The five biggest or best in each of the key categories
27 March, 2013 : The nominees have just been announced for the 2013 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Pacifico, and it's going to be another amazing year for surfing as the sport's best continue to smash down the barriers of what was once thought possible. The Billabong XXL Awards competition window closed on March 20, the start of spring, with every wave ridden at every big wave break around the world in the previous 12 months in contention....
Novus swell captures our present and future rippers at the perfect venue for viewing...plus all the results are in. click in to drop in.
The Big Wave World Tour has successfully completed its fourth season as Greg Long is crowned Big Wave World Champion at the Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum in San Clemente, Ca.
When Long arrived in Peru this past summer it was clear by the look in his eyes that he was there to win it all. Greg would take his dedication, focus and training and make every final of the 2012/2013 season. His consistency throughout the year was nothing short of spectacular.
Josh Kerr &nDusty Payne © ASP/Robertson
Dusty Payne Wins ASP Prime Drug Aware Margaret River Pro
S24 March, 2013 : A drama filled week of action at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro was wrapped up by a Hawaiian double at Surfers Point today when Dusty Payne won the Men’s Final, after countrywoman Carissa Moore won the Women’s WCT event earlier this afternoon.
In wild conditions at Mainbreak, Payne won the final dual against Australian Josh Kerr, with the 2010 Margaret River champion unable to repeat his magic acts from earlier in the event.The final was an even contest to begin with as both surfers struggled to find a decent score from the building eight foot plus sets....
Carissa Moore (HAW) and Dusty Payne (HAW) have both claimed victory at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro in solid surf today. Both surfers fought through a stacked field of the world’s best to claim their respective wins and etch their names in the history books as winners at the world-class Surfers Point, Margaret River, WA, Australia.
Stop No. 2 of 8 on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the 2013 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro has seen Tyler Wright retain the ASP Women’s World No. 1 position after finishing runner-up to Moore. The rest of the surfers moved and shuffled around the rankings, with last year’s top 4 further stretching the gap between them and the rest.
Most figures in surfing history tend to fit neatly into one category or another. They are either explorers, shaping virtuosos, big-wave hellmen or solid persons of industry. Randy Rarick spans all these niches and beyond.
Rarick dreamed up the Triple Crown of Surfing and with partner Fred Hemmings crafted the blueprint for the professional world tour. He was on the beach in Byron Bay when the shortboard revolution took root, and he has shaped boards for some of the best surfers in history.
Some epic waves at Kirra last week.
While the ASP season kicked off with great conditions in OZ, some of the best footage is from these guys NOT competing.
Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday with 120 young contestants surfing in 10 divisions. There were 38 heats, in 4 to 8 foot waves, providing the youngsters with challenging, but highly contestable, surf at the Pavills Peak. Menehune Mayhem is a surf contest that celebrates community and the scholastic achievements of its participants.
With near flat condition on day three of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro contest officials have called a lay-day. Swell forecasts are tracking a significant swell that's due to hit South West WA later in the week, but small surf has forced a day off today.
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