Titans of Mavericks
Mavericks, Half Moon Bay California
1 January - 31 March 2015
Event announces invitees as new brand launches
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 September, 2014 - The Mavericks Invitational has been rebranded the Titans of Mavericks as yet another incarnation of the famous big wave event. Through the Titans of Mavericks Facebook page the contest will provide updates on conditions, possible greenlight days and glimpses into the men and women who surf Mavericks. They've just recently release the names of 2015's invitees (see below)
Throughout the season Titans of Mavericks will post info from their Committee 5 members in journal entries and other means of media. These Committee members make up the decision making process in selecting our atheltes for the event, year to year. Our members are made up of: Jeff Clark, Shawn Rhodes, Darryl "flea" Virostko, Ion Banner, and Matt Ambrose.
The first entry is by: Darryl "flea" Virostko. "Its exciting to be back out at Mavericks and I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Shawn Dollar texted me and said he thought it would be big enough for an early season session. I agreed there might be a couple coming through. Watching the swells for the past two decades I can tell pretty well. So we made a plan we would leave around 5 am. We arrived around 6 am, and it was still dark so we put the boat in the water and got ready. As we started getting our stuff together Anthony Tashnick showed up and wanted a ride out. We said "it's all good" lets get it! We all put our suits on and set off out of the harbor."
"As we made our way closer and closer we saw someone taking off... It was Zach Wormhoudt. Zach had text Shawn the night before and challenged him. "Let's see who will get the first wave of the winter" said Zach. Well... Zach had won that challenge. It looked 12-18 foot and super clean. The boys got out there quick! Shawn took one of the bigger waves and was too deep on one and couldn't get around the section. It was heavy, he had to navigate through the rocks on the inside. His board got buckled but that didn't stop him at all, he was back out like nothing happened."
"After riding a coulple waves on a broken board he called it a day. They all were trading off catching waves, enjoying the first pre-season swell. As the morning rolled on more and more guys made their way out. 15-20 people all together and three stand up paddle boarders. We had a mixture out their, young guys from Half Moon Bay, Pacifica and Santa Cruz. Guys like Colin Dwyer, Patrick Shaughnessy, Santa Cruz Waves (Tyler Fox), Kyle Thiermann. Everyone seemed hungry. The session went on for about three hours till it got to high tide and dissipated. Really nice to be out there again. I'm super pumped on all the new talent. To see these young surfers so excited brings back memories to me when I was just like that. Dreams come true if you put the time in! Can't wait to see the other #titans charge some big surf this winter. Attached is a photo by Shawn, of Colin Dwyer getting one of the bigger ones of this early session.
Titans of Mavericks is a big wave surfing event, festival and new lifestyle brand from Northern California. The competition window officially opens January 1st through March 31st each year.