Northern California native Colin Dwyer is the youngest competitor asked to compete in the Mavericks Invitational and Titans of Mavericks events held in Half Moon Bay, California. At just 15-years-old, Dwyer paddled out to one of the most dangerous waves in the world for the first time with his father, Steve.
Since that day, Colin Dwyer has been paddling out during some of the heaviest swells to roll into Mavericks. Watch the video below to hear him recount his worst wipeout at the famous break, and the props he gets from big wave hero, Grant Twiggy Baker.
Ever wondered how heavy a big wave actually is? Check out this Storm Surfers video that highlights the physics of big wave surfing:
Wipeouts are both brutal and inspiring. Watch the worst wipeouts of 2013 to get a sense of the incredible beatings that big wave surfers survive through: