Once Jeff Clark’s private playground, but now the world’s Super Bowl of big wave surfing: Mavericks. Here are photos from the pros as they tame the beast.

Dave Wassel

The Mavericks Ice Bucket Challenge. This day the water temp was below 55•, the set waves were above 55ft, and this little insider back up wave got me thru the semifinal. As far as the actual #ALS challenge, I wasn’t that excited to see people pouring water on their heads. I’ll admit, I was a bit confused. However, I did just read on USAToday that the stunts have raised almost 42 million $ in about 3 weeks and that isn’t confusing, that’s Awesome! via Instagram