In case you haven’t heard, Mavericks has been going completely berserk to begin the 12 months. The famed Northern California big-wave spot has seen a two-week run of big surf that has captured the eye of all the surf world.

January 10 was undoubtedly the most important (and scariest) day on this miraculous two-week span. With the world’s greatest big-wave surfers charging the XXL waves––each paddling and tow-in––there isn’t a scarcity of jaw-dropping footage from that day. Nevertheless, there was one trip that was in contrast to the remaining.

Chuck Patterson ditched his surfboard for a pair of skis and ski poles. After getting towed into an XXL wave, Patterson managed to each outrun the saltwater avalanche and carve a buttery flip within the course of. Take a look at his full trip within the video above (Patterson’s trip begins at 0:45).


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