Peaking: Jamie Sterling - Big Wave Surfing Video from Red Bull
The word ‘challenge’ doesn’t quite cover what it is to surf Mavericks. Out there in the cold juice of Half Moon Bay in Northern California, taking on a crushing black mountain that wants to put you down deep. Jamie Sterling gets his thrills from places like that. He recently competed in the Mavericks Invitational, held in a swell that was questionable as far as contestability goes. Regardless, the butterflies came swooping and the boat ride out always means a quickened pulse, no matter what. “Peaking” puts you right next to the former Big Wave World Champion as he experiences Mavericks and the range of emotion that comes with competing at a big wave event.
“Peaking - A Big Wave Surfer’s Perspective” is a new, six-part original series from redbull.com that will feature six different athletes at six different waves and document the intense 72-hour window around major swell events.
Red Bull is doing some nice video profiles of surfing these days. This series focuses on big wave surfing and the preparation required to place oneself in the midst of the raw power of huge surf and come out smiling. I can assure you that this is not an easy task.
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