A big wave perspective with Pete Mel

The latest instalment of Red Bull’s ‘Peaking’ takes a look back at this year’s Mavericks Invitational through the eyes of defending champ Peter Mel. Just watching this shit sends shivers down your back!

Ok, so there’s the usual blurb about big wave surfers being calculated risk takers, all the preparation that goes into surfing every swell etc., which we’ve all heard a hundred times before, but the episode does end up putting everything into context at the point where Jamie Mitchell paddles over to Pete Mel’s boat to warn him about the sneaker set that just rolled through… and then there’s the priceless expression on Mark Healey’s face as he’s about to take the second one on the head. Yep, as Pete repeats on several occasions, in this game drowning’s for real!


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