A video has been released by GoPro that details the Mavericks Invitational in a way like you have never seen before. The video is made up of footage from last years comp and comes from the competitors perspective, from the rescue and support teams and also reveals just how the coverage we were able to witness direct from Half Moon Bay was put together. It also reveals the horrendous beatings and turmoil the surfers also go through out there when they end up in the wrong place.
We are all guilty of sitting in the safety of our front rooms or flicking through magazines and giving it Charlie big potatoes, and believing that we could easily paddle into some of the waves we see the pro surfers take on. Somewhere inside we all have a belief we could ride these huge waves if only we could get the chance. After watching the GoPro Mavericks video there may be a few who change that opinion!
Featuring the likes of Shane Dorian, Chris Bertish, Jamie Sterling, Mark Healey and eventual winner Grant “Twiggy” Baker, the video embedded below has already had over 100 000 views in just over 2 days. As well as getting an idea of the kind of beatings these guys go through, you also get a feel of what it is like to be chased down by the wave at Mavericks. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself ducking and weaving as you watch the footage and imagine yourself there in amongst the chaos!
Enjoy the official GoPro footage in the video below this article and let us know if you still fancy a crack at massive Mavericks and do you like to see the footage from these professional surfers perspective?