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South Africa’s Chris Bertish Wins The Mavericks Surf Contest

2010 Mavericks Surf Contest Champion Chris Bertish from South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com
2010 Mavericks Surf Contest Champion Chris Bertish from South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dave Wassel won the "Jay Moriarity Award" which is given to the surfer who bet exemplifies the spirit of the late Mavericks charger. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dave Wassel won the "Jay Moriarity Award" which is given to the surfer who bet exemplifies the spirit of the late Mavericks charger. Photo: jackenglish.com
Peter Mel gets ready to paddle while fellow contestant Nathan Fletcher susses out the scene from atop the boat. Photo: jackenglish.com
Peter Mel gets ready to paddle while fellow contestant Nathan Fletcher susses out the scene from atop the boat. Photo: jackenglish.com
After this big roll in that looks suitable to tow-in to, Anthony Tashnik won the "Gnarliest Drop Award" for an even bigger and sketchier drop. Photo: jackenglish.com
After this big roll in that looks suitable to tow-in to, Anthony Tashnik won the "Gnarliest Drop Award" for an even bigger and sketchier drop. Photo: jackenglish.com
The calm in between the storm... Photo: jackenglish.com
The calm in between the storm... Photo: jackenglish.com
South Africa's Grant "Twiggy" Baker. Photo: jackenglish.com
South Africa's Grant "Twiggy" Baker. Photo: jackenglish.com
We're not sure why they call Grant Baker "Twiggy". But if it's anything in the realm of  Jay "Bottle" Thompson then he may not be too stoked on the nickname... Photo: jackenglish.com
We're not sure why they call Grant Baker "Twiggy". But if it's anything in the realm of Jay "Bottle" Thompson then he may not be too stoked on the nickname... Photo: jackenglish.com
No takers on this beast... Photo: jackenglish.com
No takers on this beast... Photo: jackenglish.com
Sporting his preferred rehab center sticker, Flea gets ready to rip nice and sober. Photo: jackenglish.com
Sporting his preferred rehab center sticker, Flea gets ready to rip nice and sober. Photo: jackenglish.com
Darryl "Flea" Virostko. Photo: jackenglish.com
Darryl "Flea" Virostko. Photo: jackenglish.com

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Never one to let a big swell go by unridden, Shane Dorian made the trip over from the Big Island to sample some mainland juice. Photo: jackenglish.com
Never one to let a big swell go by unridden, Shane Dorian made the trip over from the Big Island to sample some mainland juice, only to get nearly killed after a two wave hold down. Photo: jackenglish.com
Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark with Grant Washburn. No longer affiliated with the event, Clark is reportedly involved in a lawsuit with the Mavericks Surf Contest organizers. Any chance to settle it in the water the old fashioned way? Photo: jackenglish.com
Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark with Grant Washburn. No longer affiliated with the event, Clark is reportedly involved in a lawsuit with the Mavericks Surf Contest organizers. Any chance to settle it in the water the old fashioned way? Photo: jackenglish.com
Peter Mel. Photo: jackenglish.com
Peter Mel. Photo: jackenglish.com
Brazilian madman Carlos Burle. Photo: jackenglish.com
Brazilian madman Carlos Burle. Photo: jackenglish.com
3rd place finisher Anthony Tashnik. Photo: jackenglish.com
3rd place finisher Anthony Tashnik. Photo: jackenglish.com
Flea Virostko. Photo: jackenglish.com
Flea Virostko. Photo: jackenglish.com
Shane Dorian teams up with Billabong's NorCal guy Adam Replogle for a quick check of the massive conditions.
Shane Dorian teams up with Billabong's NorCal guy Adam Replogle for a quick check of the massive conditions. Photo: jackenglish.com
Shouldering the role of water safety, Garrett "Big Mac" McNamara brings all the gear and then some. Photo: jackenglish.com
Shouldering the role of water safety, Garrett "Big Mac" McNamara brings all the gear and then some. Photo: jackenglish.com
Twiggy shows zero fear as he pulls into set wave that would later smash into the cliff injuring 15 spectators. Photo: jackenglish.com
Twiggy shows zero fear as he pulls into set wave that would later smash into the cliff injuring 15 spectators. Photo: jackenglish.com
Not everyone made it through the day unscathed... Photo: jackenglish.com
Not everyone made it through the day unscathed... Photo: jackenglish.com

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A big set cleaned up this photographer pretty good before taking it's wrath out onto the spectators lining the cliff at Mavericks. Photo: jackenglish.com
A big set cleaned up this photographer pretty good before taking it's wrath out onto the spectators lining the cliff at Mavericks. Photo: jackenglish.com
Underground NorCal charger Ian Bonner. Photo: jackenglish.com
Renowned Mavericks charger Zach Wormhoudt. Photo: jackenglish.com
Carlos Burle. Photo: jackenglish.com
Carlos Burle. Photo: jackenglish.com
The big wave bro fraternity in full affect... Photo: jackenglish.com
The big wave bro fraternity in full affect... Photo: jackenglish.com
The Mavericks Surf Contest finalists from left: Anthony Tashnik (3rd), Ken "Skindog" Collins (6th), Dave Wassel (4th), Carlos Burle (5th), Shane Desmond (2nd), Chris Bertish (1st). Photo: jackenglish.com
The Mavericks Surf Contest finalists from left: Anthony Tashnik (3rd), Ken "Skindog" Collins (6th), Dave Wassel (4th), Carlos Burle (5th), Shane Desmond (2nd), Chris Bertish (1st). Photo: jackenglish.com
$50,000 will go a long way in Chris Bertish's native South Africa... Photo: jackenglish.com
$50,000 will go a long way in Chris Bertish's native South Africa... Photo: jackenglish.com