There was more than 1 person in the Mark Healey footage from GoPro at the Mavericks competition.
We had been out in the morning and were paddling back to shore (to the North) when the clean up set came through in the 1st heat of the competition. We were at least 200 yards from the proper take off when we saw an enormous set of waves. What you will hear is my reaction "It's a Tsunami" and then my wing-man Dave very calmly asks "Are you going left?" This was typically over very deep water and would not normally break. The spot is called YETIS because it is big, scary and elusive.
I paddle furiously to catch the wave. Truth be told that with a little more 'attitude' this was likely catchable.
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