February 4th, 2016 - a day that will go down in Nor Cal surfamy: Maverick's was full on psycho today, and photographer Dave "Nelly" Nelson said, "Some of the heaviest waves I've seen in years!" This was a super-consistent, strong, El Nino-driven swell angled perfectly to give Mavs that long wall. The wind was straight offshore and maybe a little too straight, because all day long Mavericks was death or glory, as 50+ surfers hurled themselves over the ledge, hoping the wind would give them a break, let them get to the bottom, do a turn and run for glory. Truly, an epic day. As good as Mavericks gets, with the best surfers local and imported having a go. Mavericks has star power and shoots beautiful from all angles. Nelly took the shot on this surf sock hanging off a Personal Watercraft in the channel on the north side of the peak, looking through a pitching barrel at a surfer going for broke.
About Dave Nelson
From the 80's into the 21st century, Dave Nelson has evolved into one of the world’s best surf photographers. Whether in the water or on the concrete, his fluid yet powerful surf skate style transcends over to his photography. Mentored by one of the most innovative surf photographers, Tony Roberts, Nelly is the man with the right talents, shooting locally and globally, shooting the best surfers and scenes around the world.
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