2013 Maverick’s Invitational Photos

posted by / Photos / January 22, 2013

Expectations are cruel. They create standards and standards are impediments of pleasure. When last weekend’s swell locked lips with the California coast, it was burdened with expectations — especially those put forth by the Maverick’s Invitational. The swell must be bombing. It must be dangerous and the 24 surfers must put their lives on the line. This was the standard. After all, we spectators wanted to see a lion, not a kitten, show up at the Coliseum.

But we saw both. We saw kitten lulls that left the competitors with nothing to do but scratch their heads and toss around conversational yarn. And then we saw lions. We saw Mark Healey get barreled and we saw a medley of closeouts packed. The event proceeded with this dichotomy of stop and go, but in the end it was neither a kitten nor a lion that stole the show. Rather, it was a Condor. Praised by all as one of the best Maverick’s surfers there is, Peter Mel was delighted to finally live up to his expectations. – Brendan Buckley
 

Photos by Frank Quirarte

A pre-final prayer circle dedicated to those whom have lost their lives to Maverick's.

A pre-final prayer circle dedicated to those whom have lost their lives to Maverick's.

Nautical banner.

Nautical banner.

Peter Mel.

Peter Mel.

Zach Wormhoudt.

Zach Wormhoudt.

Greg, Rusty and friends.

Greg, Rusty and friends.

Take note of the other surfers in comparison to Peter Mel. Think he's surfed Mav's before?

Take note of the other surfers in comparison to Peter Mel. Think he's surfed Mav's before?

Another left bites the dust.

Another left bites the dust.

Must not have been during Healey's heat.

Must not have been during Healey's heat.

It's good to see surfers making use of anchors outside the realm of body ink.

It's good to see surfers making use of anchors outside the realm of body ink.

Zach Wormhoudt

Zach Wormhoudt

Rusty Long and consequence.

Rusty Long and consequence.

Healey again, going left on a cliff.

Healey again, going left on a cliff.

Mark Healey.

Mark Healey.

Jeff Clark, Maverick's first cowboy.

Jeff Clark, Maverick's first cowboy.

Nathan Fletcher with his back against a wall

Nathan Fletcher with his back against a wall

Shawn Dollar and Mark Healey.

Shawn Dollar and Mark Healey.

Split Peak.

Split Peak.

Tyler Fox.

Tyler Fox.

Greg Long appeared to be in first-class form after nearly drowning at Cortes Bank last week. Nothing will stop this man.

Greg Long appeared to be in first-class form after nearly drowning at Cortes Bank last week. Nothing will stop this man.

Peter Mel gives it hell.

Peter Mel gives it hell.

Peter Mel again, deepest.

Peter Mel again, deepest.

Peter Mel celebrates in front of his (almost) home-town crowd.

Peter Mel celebrates in front of his (almost) home-town crowd.

Event winner, Peter Mel.

Event winner, Peter Mel.

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3 Responses to “2013 Maverick’s Invitational Photos”

  1. ryan says:

    Not one pic of Alex Martins. good job.

  2. Laila says:

    Pretty photos. Would have been nice to see one of Alex Martins waves too.

  3. michael says:

    Alex Martins is in slide 23… representing Brazil… So there he is in there.

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