(VIDEO) Rogue Waves Hurt Spectators at Mavericks Surf Contest…Watch Video here!!!


TWO huge waves have dragged dozens of people from a sea wall to a rocky beach hosting the world’s richest surf contest, leaving some with broken bones.

The Australian
February 15, 2010

A total of 13 spectators at Mavericks Surf Contest in California had significant injuries, including broken legs and hands, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection battalion chief Scott Jalbert said yesterday. At least three were taken to hospital.

Mr Jalbert estimated “a couple (of) hundred” people were on the seawall at the southern tip of Mavericks Beach when the waves struck, upstaging the competition that draws some of the world’s top surfers for a $US150,000 ($169,000) prize.

“Nobody was swept away into the water. They were just swept on to the beach area pretty hard,” he said. “It’s pretty rocky.

“We were very lucky that nobody was swept out to sea.”

The surfing contest is held only when conditions are prime. Competitors voted to schedule it because forecasts called for record-breaking tall waves, despite warnings that strong winds could make those breakers dangerously unpredictable.

The waves knocked out barricades, a spectator platform and a large scaffold holding speakers broadcasting the contest, held in the harbour town 40km south of San Francisco.

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  1. wow …spectacular! Thank you for your sharing.

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