If you want to feel sick to your stomach -- like Nathan Fletcher feels around the 2:24 mark here, as he sees a wave the size of a several-storey building plundering through the line-up like some harbinger of the apocalypse -- then Mavericks isn't a bad place to go. If that's the kind of feeling you enjoy -- the terror churning up Jamie Sterling's insides as he scratches towards an oncoming set-wave, realising he's not going to make it over in time -- well you could do worse than a trip to California's Half-Moon Bay. Or you could just sit back and watch this video clip, filmed during last year's Mavericks Invitational, won by Grant "Twiggy" Baker. You'll still feel sick to your stomach, but maybe slightly less sick, and without the spectre of impending doom looming quite so near.