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 !!!

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Check this gigantic set... we had to deal with them all the time !!!

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Alex Martins deep in the pic !!!

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Edison de Paula shares a wave with local surfer Skin Dog !!!

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Myself dealing with bumps !!!

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Ian Walsh , Edison de Paula, myself and Maya Gabeira