Titans of Mavericks
Mavericks, Half Moon Bay California
1 November - 31 March 2016
Red Bull wraps up Titans of Mavericks event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 February, 2016 - Twenty four big-wave specialist whose focus is Mavericks in Half Moon Bay got the callup for the Titans of Mavericks event this week. While the event missed the "Day of the Decade" last week due to Superbowl 50 scheduling conflicts, Friday delivered contestable surf for the non-asp sanctioned big wave contest.
With a strong WNW pulsing consistent 20-foot waves into Mavs, they battled out in 6-man heats until only one man stood standing. Here in 2016, at the conclusion of the inauguaral running of the Titans of Mavericks, that man was Nic Lamb.
Lamb, a Santa Cruz local and Mavs regular, was due a good result. From the event: "At 14 years old, Nic Lamb became one of the youngest surfers to ever charge Mavericks. In 2014, he was one of the youngest competitors in the event. The Santa Cruz native as grown up with Mavericks just around the corner, which gave him experience and practice in waves of consequence."
Lamb's endurance and technical knowledge of the wave was on display throughout the event, and in the end it is what got him through the paddling, the wipeouts, and the rest of the competitors and onto the best wave of that final heat. Congratulations are in order for Nic Lamb, the first ever Titan of Mavericks.
Travis Payne from Pacifica, who started out the week as an alternate, made the final as well as big wave heavyweights Jamie Mitchell, Carlos Burle and Greg Long.