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    "Mavericks is a world-renowned big wave break located one-half mile off the coast of Half Moon Bay, California. In 1975, Jeff Clark became the first person to ever surf Mavericks. For the next 15 years, he surfed there alone as no one else dared to tackle what is today considered one of the most challenging waves in the world. Many believe this 15 year solo effort to be one of the great feats in surfing history... By the early 1990s, word of Jeff's adventures began to spread, and since then Mavericks has moved into the foreground of modern big-wave surfing, attracting the most elite riders to test its limits each time it breaks. These riders are presented with waves that have crested at over 50 feet, remarkably strong currents, dangerously jagged rocks and shallow reefs, and frigid water temperatures. In summary, Mavericks is like no other place on the planet." (contest site)

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    1. RhiannonDaire 87 months ago | reply

      I think I would be more terrified of the sharks up there. . .but I am illogical like that. :)

      Great Capture.

    2. redmann 87 months ago | reply

      Holee! The people really give this some scale. Wow!

      Seen in 1-2-3 (?)

    3. photosbysusan! 87 months ago | reply

      WOW....fantastic shot of a beautiful giant wave!! Love this!
      just A

      Your photo is “A” Class
      Seen in “A” Class group

    4. TMax66 [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    5. iolaire. 87 months ago | reply

      Wow, the sense of scale is fantastic.
      The World Through My Eyes

    6. Gwen's River City Images 87 months ago | reply

      I had heard that the call went out. Great shot!

    7. JohnGoode 87 months ago | reply

      Great shot! And the background information provides interest and context. All of which are really appreciated!!

    8. blogmulo 87 months ago | reply

      beautiful wave...

      Seen in 1-2-3 (?)

    9. jurvetson 87 months ago | reply

      Thanks y'all.

    10. social_advances 87 months ago | reply

      Such a sick shot mate.

      em>(ACTION NOW)

    11. hobbie 87 months ago | reply

      A fantastic action shot, brilliant.

    12. Sandrine Burke 86 months ago | reply

      A+++ Grade Photo

    13. helmet13 86 months ago | reply

      A+++ Grade Photo

    14. Fiona in Eden 83 months ago | reply

      Amazing. If the boats weren't there you'd never guess at the sheer size of the wave. Brilliant shot. Scary and magnificent.

    15. KFrench Photography 83 months ago | reply

      have to respect the ocean. Great shot, very powerful image.

    16. Eddi van W. 77 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

    17. jurvetson 43 months ago | reply

      Oh, and how could I forget, a couple views from the Vietnam-bullet-riddled-Huey-Helicopter that Jamis brought:

      Mavericks Surf Contest

      I was in the gunner seat with a Canon

      The Beach is Safe to Surf

    18. jurvetson 39 months ago | reply

      and opening ceremonies for 2012 are this Friday... but no more spectator access on Pillar Point unfortunately...

    19. nancybl 18 months ago | reply


      Great picture! I used it to illustrate a blog post about the big ideas in marketing trends. I gave you credit for the picture and provided a link back to your Flickr Photostream.

      In case you'd like to see the post:

      Nancy Loderick's Blog: More latest marketing trends - Big ideas.


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