The Mavericks big wave surf contest is always an eye-catching show. From the colored jerseys to the steep rides on the face of walls of water, the Mavericks Invitational would attract those who even never surfed a wave.
Peter Mel took the top honors and raised the title, at Half Moon Bay. The dozens of media boats captured intense moments, in which the images speak for themselves. At Mavericks, only cold bloods prevail.
Take a look at the best pictures from the Mavericks Invitational 2012-2013. The next swell is already in the making.