South Africa’s Chris Bertish Wins The Mavericks Surf Contest

Never one to let a big swell go by unridden, Shane Dorian made the trip over from the Big Island to sample some mainland juice. Photo: jackenglish.com

Never one to let a big swell go by unridden, Shane Dorian made the trip over from the Big Island to sample some mainland juice, only to get nearly killed after a two wave hold down. Photo: jackenglish.com

Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark with Grant Washburn. No longer affiliated with the event, Clark is reportedly involved in a lawsuit with the Mavericks Surf Contest organizers. Any chance to settle it in the water the old fashioned way? Photo: jackenglish.com

Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark with Grant Washburn. No longer affiliated with the event, Clark is reportedly involved in a lawsuit with the Mavericks Surf Contest organizers. Any chance to settle it in the water the old fashioned way? Photo: jackenglish.com

Peter Mel. Photo: jackenglish.com

Peter Mel. Photo: jackenglish.com

Brazilian madman Carlos Burle. Photo: jackenglish.com

Brazilian madman Carlos Burle. Photo: jackenglish.com

3rd place finisher Anthony Tashnik. Photo: jackenglish.com

3rd place finisher Anthony Tashnik. Photo: jackenglish.com

Flea Virostko. Photo: jackenglish.com

Flea Virostko. Photo: jackenglish.com

Shane Dorian teams up with Billabong's NorCal guy Adam Replogle for a quick check of the massive conditions.

Shane Dorian teams up with Billabong's NorCal guy Adam Replogle for a quick check of the massive conditions. Photo: jackenglish.com

Shouldering the role of water safety, Garrett "Big Mac" McNamara brings all the gear and then some. Photo: jackenglish.com

Shouldering the role of water safety, Garrett "Big Mac" McNamara brings all the gear and then some. Photo: jackenglish.com

Twiggy shows zero fear as he pulls into set wave that would later smash into the cliff injuring 15 spectators. Photo: jackenglish.com

Twiggy shows zero fear as he pulls into set wave that would later smash into the cliff injuring 15 spectators. Photo: jackenglish.com

Not everyone made it through the day unscathed... Photo: jackenglish.com

Not everyone made it through the day unscathed... Photo: jackenglish.com

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