This article was republished with the permission of SURFER Magazine.
On January 8th, Pete Mel paddled into a behemoth of a wave that some are calling the “Wave of the Decade.” In the footage above, brought to you by Powerline Productions, the 51-year-old Mavericks pioneer and big-wave madman chips into a burly monster, and proceeds to lock himself inside a huge gaping tube.
The scene went down a few days ago, when a solid swell hit the coast of California and lit-up the famed big wave in Half Moon Bay. If this was the best wave ever ridden at Mavericks, Mel sure as hell is the one to deserve it.
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