Mavericks Invitational 2013

Photos, video and updates from participants, spectators and fans of the Super Bowl of big wave surfing in Half Moon Bay, Jan. 20, 2013.

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  1. Peter Mel of Santa Cruz, veteran of each of the Mavericks big wave contests since 1999, charged his way to the victory stand Sunday, in a final heat that included two other Santa Cruz locals--Zach Wormhoudt and Shawn Dollar. ( @Dan Coyro / Sentinel) #mavericksinvitational #mavericks #mavs #surf #bigwaves
  2. WOW...I can't believe it, after 20 years of taking his licks out at Mavs, my mate Pete Mel FINALLY takes the win and gets the recognition he deserves! Congratulations braddah!!!
  3. Thousands of people turn out to watch Mavericks Invitational surf contest
  4. While many watched the #mavericksinvitational, Seaside Surf Shops @lairdtuel charged charged his own mountains! Nice work buddy!!
  5. A stoked @donkeyshow (Mark Healey) arrives to the boats after catching an epic left in the first heat at the #MavsInvitational.
  6. Sunrise at mavs. Boards loaded, boat fueled. Let's go!

    Photo- Ben Ingram
  7. Peter Mel's live blog, from Quicksilver. Great st person photos!