Earlier this week Alex Martins had everyone holding their breath after the local Mavericks standout went down hard on this late drop. Coming up just in time for a mouthful of oxygen before the one behind him mowed him down, the jetski rescue team struggled to recover him for some time. Reportedly one of the worst beatings the big wave world tour surfer has experienced, the wipeout was enough for him to call it day and unfortunately even pull out of today's Mavericks Invitational.

With the world's best big wave mad men already out in the lineup, stay tuned for the live stream of the Mavericks Invitational any time now folks!