Experience the Death-Defying Mystique of 40+ Foot Waves at the 2005Mavericks Surf ContestR – DVD Available in Stores Nationwide October25th
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2005 – Mavericks Surf Ventures, LLCtoday announced this week the 2005 Mavericks Surf ContestR DVD will beavailable in stores nationwide and online at www.maverickssurf.com onOctober 25, 2005. The DVD captures an all-star field of the world’smost courageous surfers putting their lives on the line to paddle intosome of the biggest waves on the planet for the coveted title and a$75,000 prize purse.
The 2005 Mavericks Surf Contest took place on March 2nd, on just 24hours’ notice, convening 28 of the best big-wave surfers in the worldand 30,000 fans to the renowned spot located one-half mile off the coastof Half Moon Bay, Calif. Best known for its unique combination of giantwaves that have peaked at more than 60 feet, frigid waters, dangerouslyshallow reefs and the occasional presence of great white sharks, theinfamous location has played host to four historic contests and has beencoined “the Super Bowl of big-wave surfing” by Sports Illustrated andsite of “the most dangerous waves in the world” by CNN.
The DVD, capturing all of the action, devastating wipeouts and more, isconsidered the coming-of-age of surf DVDs. It combines the highproduction value and broad appeal of the NBC Sports broadcast (shot fromseven water- and land-based cameras) with never-before-seen photos,interviews and video taken from the personal archives of the people whoknow Mavericks best. Epic moments include Shane Desmond’s 48-foot wavethat received the Billabong XXL Award for largest paddle-in wave riddenin the world during the 2004/2005 season, and a candid interview withsurf legend Jeff Clark, the man who discovered Mavericks and rode italone for 15 years. Every year the Mavericks Surf Contest grows inpopularity, and in 2005 more than one million people in 50 countrieswatched the television broadcast. The DVD will be available from retailand online merchants such as Borders, Tower Records and Netflix onOctober 25, 2005 for $19.95 MSRP.
About the Mavericks Surf ContestR and Mavericks Surf Ventures, LLC: Apartnership between big-wave surfing legend Jeff Clark and San Franciscobased Evolve Sports, Mavericks Surf Ventures owns and produces theMavericks Surf ContestR and offers apparel and other licensed productsunder the MavericksT brand. Coined as the “wave beyond,” Mavericksinspires hardcore athletes to face the unpredictably raw power of MotherNature, and stirs the souls of those who aspire to challenge their ownlimits. Further information regarding Mavericks is available at theWebby Award-nominated official website, www.maverickssurf.com, poweredby Bolt Media.