Get an up-close look at the epic action happening out on the coast.

Peter Mel navigates a monster wave during the epic session at Mavericks on December 8, 2020. (Photo by Euan Rannachan/Euanart)

As you’ve probably already heard, it’s been a big season at Mavericks this year. And by “big,” we mean epic, monstrous and kinda scary.

Kai Lenny goes under the rainbow at Mavericks, on December 8, 2020. (Photo by Euan Rannachan/Euanart)

Yes, the legendary big wave surf break located just beyond Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay (well…Princeton-by-the-Sea, to be precise) has been going off these past five days with multiple days of monster waves since early December. In fact, Mavs has seen some of its biggest action in over a decade, to the tune of 3-story waves (with 40- to 50-foot faces). Unsurprisingly then, it has drawn some of the best big wave surfers from around the world here to the 6–5–0 to ride some giants.

Of course, when it comes to Mavericks, seeing is indeed believing, so we asked some local photogs and friends of The Six Fifty to share with us some of their most exciting photos and videos from this 2020/2021 season which they took in close proximity to the surfing action, straight from the water.

Take a look…

Ridge Lenny surfs Mavericks during the December 8 session, when waves were upwards of 25–30 feet. (Photo by Euan Rannachan/Euanart)
Hawaiian big wave surfer Kai Lenny at Mavericks. (Photo by Euan Rannachan/Euanart)
South African surfer Grant “Twiggy” Baker at Mavericks on December 8, 2020. (Photo via Powerlines Productions)
Matt Tolar puts his lifetime of swimming to the test, during action at Mavericks on December 8, 2020. (Photo via Powerlines Productions)
Local surfer Luca Padua riding a monster at Mavericks on January 2, 2021. (Photo via Powerlines Productions)
(Photo by Euan Rannachan/Euanart)
South African surfer Grant “Twiggy” Baker at Mavericks on December 8, 2020. (Photo by Euan Rannachan/Euanart)

For more from-the-water videos of the action at Mavericks, check out the YouTube page for Powerlines Productions.

And follow them on Instagram @PowerlinesProductions

See more of Euan Rannachan’s photographs on Instagram @Euanart or on his surf photography site @Surfing_Monsters

December 8 action at Mavericks (clockwise from top left): Jaime Mitchell drops in on December 8; Luca Padua gets high-fives on the water; Travis Payne in the mix on a big day. (Photo via Powerlines Productions)

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