Spectacular is not a big enough word for the whole Mavericks scene—especially when the big swells attract best-in-the-world surfers. On February 4, 2015, the waves were huge, and 60 of the best surfers on the planet showed up.
Thanks to the Super Bowl that weekend, the annual competition didn’t happen.
So there we were. Great surfing, great weather, virtually no crowd, and great photo opportunities.
The serious photographers arrived early.
With another 10-15 photographers on the water—personal watercraft, charter boats—the action was well-photographed from every angle.
Thanks to a low tide around 1:30 pm–that coincided with several sets of enormous swells and ridiculously steep wave faces–there was another perspective . . .
As an athlete, now more and more former, I have the highest regard for the world-class men and women who live for surf, adventure, and the self-discovery that accompanies the lifestyle.
I talked with one of the Titans at the end of the day. “Best surf in four years . . .”
Then we had a beer.
If you surfed that day, drop me an email—I’ll send you a set of photos. I’ve got another hundred or so. All more surfer-oriented than these wide shots for the public.
Thanks for reading. See you on Friday Feb 12. Oughta’ be an epic.