Imagine surfing Mavericks for the first time, all by yourself, until you could convince your friends to paddle out with you. Big wave surfer and Mavericks pioneer, Jeff Clark, started surfing the monster break as a teenager and has watched it transform into a worldwide phenomenon. He is this week’s legendary guest on Off the Lip Radio Show, featuring legendary surfers and skateboarders in their Santa Cruz, California studio.
With a huge North Pacific swell rolling through this week for a possible call to run the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro, event director Jeff Clark will be answering your questions on air. You can listen in on 1080AM radio in the Bay Area every Tuesday evening starting from 7PM PST. Now, you can watch the YouTube Live stream from inside the studio right here on TheSurfChannel.com!
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“If you grow up next to Everest, one day, you’re going to take a walk up there…” said the big wave surfer and Mavericks pioneer.
In 1975 at the age of 17, Jeff Clark began surfing the mammoth wave of Mavericks. He surfed it alone for years. He also said it was a left. It took years for him to convince his friends to surf with him. Now, he has seen the popularity of Mavericks grow to a worldwide phenomenon.
Jeff Clark surfing Mavericks in 2009. Photo: Doug Acton
Jeff Clark stars in Discovering Mavericks, a documentary released in February of 2013 about Half Moon Bay’s deadly surf break featuring interviews with the true surfers that live it. According to Josh Pomer Films, nothing tells the story like those who have actually conquered the icy cold swells that Mavericks unforgivingly produces. Amazing footage paired with real life accounts of the dangers of the wave makes Discovering Mavericks a must-see.
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Listen to the Off the Lip Radio Show on Tuesdays from 7-8PM PST on 1080AM radio in Santa Cruz, or watch from inside the studio here on TheSurfChannel.com!