Salty Bearded bastard Nick Rozsa shreds the Mavericks, accompanied by Jamie Mitchell, Nic Vaughn, Kealii Mamala, Kai Lenny, and perhaps most significantly Tyler Larronde, who at 0:55 does an excellent tunnel on what was apparently his first ever wave at the joint. The footage was captured by Nick’s Salty Bearded accomplice Chris Papaleo, and it’s pretty mental, nay?
Let us hope the Titans of Mavs, due to run tomorrow, provides entertainment on a similar scale. Shall we read the press release again, in light of its supreme literary merit?
“Titans of Mavericks is the most coveted event in big wave surfing. Mavericks has a rich history among the annals of surfing lore. Being touted as the one of the most hazardous events in the world, and having 24 of the best conditioned big wave surfing professionals compete against each other to win this prestigious competition makes Titans of Mavericks the greatest show on earth. The 24 who compete possess fearless character and endless passion that give them these unique set of skills to challenge Mavericks each and every year. Each winter season the nation turns its focus on the quiet, yet historical coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California. Sports fans and thrill seekers bear witness and watch these Titans of great strength, mental toughness and dedication in challenging themselves. Each athlete that has been part of the history of Mavericks has shaped this event in one way or another and has given us a unique perspective in how we look at this phenomenon. Titans of Mavericks is the marquee big wave surfing contest in the world, and 24 of the world’s best in the sport vie for the opportunity to win, make a name and be etched into history.”