Heavy surf came through on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 for a Mavericks warm-up at the dangerous Northern California break. Many of big wave surfing’s finest were in the line-up to test the waters, preparing for a possible start the the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro, an Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour event. Unfortunately, the heavy swell took a toll on a few of the athletes as rescue teams came in to assist in a few emergency situations.
Watch Martins’ wipeout:
Big wave surfer Alex Martins, born in Brazil and now residing in San Francisco, was rescued after a walled-up set came through followed by a terrifying wipeout. It was so nuts, that the photo below made Billabong XXL news.
Reports are coming in that Martins is suffering from a neck and knee injury.
We hope that Alex makes a speedy recovery. Check back for updates.
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