Now that the hype of the Mavericks Invitational 2014 has subsided we thought we would take a look at the wipeouts the riders endured in the massive surf. Grant “Twiggy” Baker may well have walked away relatively unscathed but many of the other Surfers, weren’t quite so lucky.
As with any wave anywhere around the world, there have been varying reports of size, somewhere between 30-50 foot, but it is fair to say it was massive in anybodies eyes. One thing is for certain, coming off and slamming into the wave face (which in itself would be like concrete) and then being rag dolled by thousands of tons of water, takes a certain breed of character.
Fortunately there were no serious injuries and the safety teams and equipment did a wonderful job of keeping the riders from real harm, especially when you think some endured freefall air drops, bouncing down the wave face and 2 wave hold downs.
Still, we all love seeing someone else going through the mill and someone getting a good rinsing is always nourishing to watch – especially when it isn’t happening to you, so we have attached the video below that shows all the wipeouts from this years big wave contest at Mavericks.
Take a look and let us know, who you think took the worst beating and what’s the worst wipeout you have ever suffered?