Mavericks big-wave surf competition will make you want to avoid the ocean
Mavericks, the annual competition that sees surfers tackling giant swells near Half Moon Bay, California, started and ended Friday, with some of the world’s best big-wave surfers coming out and catching the face of 25-foot waves.
Nic Lamb, Zach Wormhoudt, Anthony Tashnick and Tyler Fox were just a few of the Maverick success stories, with each advancing to the Titans of Mavericks semifinals. Lamb, 27, was eventually declared the winner at about 3:15 p.m PST. The 27 year old has been surfing in big-wave competitions since he was a child, and he first tackled Mavericks at the age of 14.