Spectators at Saturday’s Mavericks Surf Contest in California came out to see big waves, and they got them — up close and personal. 50-foot waves crushed the awards ceremony stand, swamped the sound system, and sent a dozen spectators to the hospital. Surf’s up, dudes.
South African Chris Bertish won the “Super Bowl of Surfing” and the $50,000 prize.
Image (“The Great Wipeout Off Kanagawa, after Hokusai”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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