Watch: Mavericks, Friday the 13th

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Raw footage from the first swell of the NorCal season, which fittingly arrived on Friday the 13th December.

The swell wasn't huge, though the odd cleanup still snuck through, however with the loosely edited footage, which clocks in at 27 mins, viewers get a greater sense of the day's rhythm. Skip through if you want highlights (hint: some of the bigger waves arrive towards the end), however a slow run through the footage is still rewarding.

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Richard Milledge. commented Monday, 23 Dec 2019 at 9:32am

cowabunga

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memlasurf commented Monday, 23 Dec 2019 at 9:54am

Medina would love this place. Drop in till his hearts content.

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wozz commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 at 6:12am

Haha

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bipola commented Monday, 23 Dec 2019 at 1:06pm

some great take offs. i saw five guys on one wave, 4 drop ins, there doesn't seem any drama about it.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 23 Dec 2019 at 6:06pm

Great footage, quite atmospheric with just the noise of the wind, crash of the waves and voice of the safety lookout talking to the skis. I liked all the grey pelicans out there. Big waves, big boards and big kelp.

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 23 Dec 2019 at 6:46pm

I take it, all took Stu's scenic route..

Cowabunga! (No better intro!)
swellnet tour guides warn of the litter of Black Cats crossing yer path!
Larger than life tour brochure by velocityjohnno.

tbb is Stokereded out!

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Jamyardee commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 at 12:34am

Looks to be a bit of a circus with that many guys, definitely very solid by the end of it. I'm glad we don't have to deal with that kind of sharing over here yet. Taking off on the peak looked impossible on those sets.
I haven't seen Manny in many years, he insisted on towing me on a big day at Outer Reef, so I tried it, great wave, but not my cup of tea, so I paddled it with a charger from California, just two of us taking the drops.

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 at 8:07am

Sometimes the left looks good out there. Not this swell. Must be the W angle.

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Greenfrog commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 at 9:49am

Big waves Big boards and Big Balls I’m certainly no expert but wonder if board development for that stuff will ever progress to enable setting a rail a bit earlier and handle the lumps and bumps

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bipola commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 at 12:41pm

its good to see the boys having fun only spoiler was a sup.

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Ray Shirlaw commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 at 5:09pm

............Side-cut rails&concave deck.?

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Shaun Tomson commented Friday, 27 Dec 2019 at 9:01am

How about the legend on a Wavestorm at 20.37.
Someone is gonna be picking up those pieces...

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liplauncher commented Sunday, 29 Dec 2019 at 9:45am

as much as i like a music soundtrack, I really enjoyed the parts of this with no music, where you could hear the ocean, the waves heaving, and the excited hooting and calling of the punters. It really put me there, with the fear and adrenaline of the moment.