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On January eighth, Pete Mel paddled right into a behemoth of a wave that some are calling the “Wave of the Decade.” Within the footage above, delivered to you by Powerline Productions, the 51-year-old Mavericks pioneer and big-wave madman chips right into a burly monster, and proceeds to lock himself inside an enormous gaping tube.
The scene went down a couple of days in the past, when a strong swell hit the coast of California and lit-up the famed large wave in Half Moon Bay. If this was the very best wave ever ridden at Mavericks, Mel positive as hell is the one to deserve it.
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