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 !!!
Alex Martins deep in the pic !!!
Ian Walsh , Edison de Paula, myself and Maya Gabeira