Burle blogs first winter swell at Mavs

Hello friends from Surf Europe!!!

Myself and others competitors will have a word to choose the day of the event at Mavericks this year. The first big swell of the winter was a exercise for us to show our ability on predicting the perfect condition for it to happen. At the end we had a NO GO situation … check it:

NO: 16 votes
YES: 0 votes
Did not vote: 8

But still, I had a decision to go for this pretty crazy storm. With nothing in Hawaii and I hope in heart we found a storm that hit the west coast coming from between 290 and 300 degrees. It was the opening season day at Mavericks. Half Moon Bay buoy registered a big NW 29 feet at 20 seconds swell. It was very steep and some bombs that hit Mavs caught everyone inside. I stayed in the water for 5 hours strait and had to deal with those mammoths the were coming on our way …
If it weren’t for the strong winds (15-30 knots) and super high tide (6′ feet), Mav’s would have been classic condition! Even tough, I had some unreal rides and was a perfect day to practice for the event. STOKED !!!

Maya getting ready to launch the skis !!!
Check this gigantic set… we had to deal with them all the time !!!

Alex Martins deep in the pic !!!
Edison de Paula shares a wave with local surfer Skin Dog !!!

Myself dealing with bumps !!!

Ian Walsh , Edison de Paula, myself and Maya Gabeira


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