To say that the revamped Mavericks Surf Awards was a success would be a massive understatement. This past winter season in California won’t soon leave the memory banks. Suffice it to say, Mavericks produced a ton of highlights. From the paddle-in “Day of Days” on December 8 to Peter Mel’s outrageous, best-wave-ever-surfed-at-Mavs barrel, this may indeed have been the finest winter at Mavericks in decades. And after years of overspent budgets, canceled events, and leadership changes, we at The Inertia are massively stoked to see the Mavericks Surf Awards leading the culture of California’s big-wave crown jewel in a positive direction.
Although Mavericks itself hasn’t broken for the past few months (and probably won’t until October at the earliest), the Mavericks Surf Awards team has been hard at work behind the scenes, prepping for what will – waves permitting – be another season of big-wave glory. And just yesterday, the Mavericks team announced there will be a couple changes to ensure that this season and seasons to come are the best they can possibly be.