Mavericks nearly kills Garrett McNamara

Garrett McNamara has nearly survived a heavy wipeout at Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, in Northern California.
The Hawaiian big wave surfer paddled into one of the biggest Mavericks waves of all time, air-dropped it, rode it for a couple of seconds and then and fell into the abyss about halfway down the face of the giant. McNamara, 48, bodysurfed the remaining part of the wave until getting caught by the massive whitewater avalanche. The Guinness World Record holder was immediately rescued and pulled out of the water by a jet ski. “It was literally one of the worst wipeouts I’ve seen in big wave surfing in a long time. It set the tone for the day and things never really got better after that. GMAC was taken to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him for a quick and speedy recovery,” wrote Frank Quirarte.

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