The Jay at Mavericks for 2010-11 (posted 01/27/11)


Shawn Dollar won the 2010 Billabong XXL Monster Paddle in, on a "Record paddle in anywhere" 55 foot face paddle in at Mavericks.  Phil Gibbs , photographer
Shawn Dollar won the 2010 Billabong XXL Monster Paddle in, on a "Record paddle in anywhere" 55 foot face paddle in at Mavericks. Phil Gibbs , photographer

I don’t see much in the way of waves for the next week.   When I did my morning run to the pier, it did look knee-high and perfect glass, with one guy out.  Not enough of a dopamine high to get me out there, but it did look rideable.

Okay,  since I don’t have any swells to talk about, I do want to remind y’all that our 10x winner Kelly Slater is waiting for the swell to hit Mavericks so the Jay at Mavericks contest and memorium can take place.   Take a look at the surfer line up here: http://www.thejayatmavericks.com/Surfers/ .

Read the story about Jay and why they hold the event.  It’s not the same type of memorium as the “Eddie”, but Jay is still someone we can look at as one of those core soul big wave surfers.

Slater has hinted that he may be spending his time in the “Big Wave” events, and who better than the Michael Jordan of Surfing (my apologies for the ridiculous but necessary cliché)   to take his 10x winning spirit along with the balls of Laird Hamilton and the many other big wave masters, to the next level of his awesome career,  and see him compete at the Mavericks break for the 3rd time in his career.

What can I say,  I’m an idiot for watching big wave surfing,  and am just mind blown how someone can surf both worlds so incredibly as Kelly Slater.

The photo here is a picture of Shawn Dollar (who will be competing in the Jay at Mavericks) who not only won the Monster Paddle in contest for Billabong XXL 2010, but also set a new record for the largest wave ever paddled into, a 55 foot estimated face size, breaking the previous record of 52 foot.  Where else to break the record but in the freezing cold deep waters of Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, Ca. This photo is from the collections of Phil Gibbs, photographer at Flickr.com .

Check out the awesome video with waves and interviews at thejayatmavericks site. http://www.thejayatmavericks.com/

Just another soft-hearted adrenaline junkie who loves watching big waves 🙂

oldwaverider (Art)

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