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One of the most feared waves on the planet
Mavericks is that rarest of things: not just a perfect wave and not just a giant wave but a perfect, giant wave.
The peak lies a little less than a half mile off of Pillar Point and is marked by a clump of Stonehenge like boulders lining the inside. Massive swells looming out of the deep approach a shelf made up of black, ungodly reef and boulders 20-feet beneath the surface at breakneck speeds. From there, Mavericks becomes a 20-foot version of Stockton Avenue: a perfect, jacking AAA-frame breaking both ways, the right going long and the left a short-lived explosion of hell and spitfire.
The best Mavericks waves of the season will be judged by a panel of world-class big wave surfers. “There is no bigger honor in surfing than being judged by your peers. I am excited to be a judge on a panel with such accomplished big wave surfers and I am looking forward to celebrating the winners.” - Jeff Clark
Here are the nominee’s for the 2023 Mavericks Awards.
These are the talented men and women who braved Mavericks last season and were selected as the best for 2023.