The Maverick's surf point near Half Moon Bay, California, is one of the most dangerous places in the world to catch a ride on a wave. It is also the site of the ultimate challenge of big wave surfing: the Maverick's Surf Contest. Mark Kreidler takes the reader inside the fifty-foot waves of Maverick's and inside the lives of the competitors who challenge them. He introduces the reader to the man who first dared to ride a wave at Maverick's, Jeff Clark. Kreidler's riveting account of the 2010 season captures the jaw-dropping performance of South Africa's Chris Bertish - who was the best of twenty-four surfers amid the biggest waves many had ever seen - as well as Clark's clashes with the contest's management. A thrilling account of the culture of high-risk, high-adrenaline athletes, The Voodoo Wave is also a story of what happens when love of the endeavor collides with the realities of business in the twenty-first century.
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