Featuring the best surfers as they face the biggest waves in the adrenaline-filled world of big wave surfing, the Olympic Channel presents “Shredding Monsters: Mavericks”. It follows big wave surfing legend Garrett McNamara as he returns to Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California, to face the world’s most infamous waves.
In his return to Mavericks, McNamara is joined by big wave athletes Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Alessandro Marciano, Hawaii's Emily Erickson and 16-year-old surf prodigy Luca Padua, as they face their fears against one of the world's most treacherous big wave breaks.
"Surfing a big wave is like nothing else in life," said Erickson, one of one few female big wave surf riders in the world. "It's really awesome to be a part of all these women joining together and pushing the envelope. Doing something completely alien to you, outside the box, something risky…if anyone can find any inspiration in that then it's a great thing."
"I have Garrett and Jamie and all these guys to look up to, and I think what's really cool about this sport is that I'm close friends with all my heroes," added Padua, a Northern California native who has been riding the waves of Mavericks since he was 13. "The surfing community is like one big family, and having surfing in the Olympics is just another thing to bring us even closer."
"Shredding Monsters: Mavericks" is an Olympic Channel original production and its second film devoted to the sport of surfing, which will make its debut on the Olympic programme at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The second instalment of the Shredding Monsters franchise comes from the same Olympic Channel team who produced and directed the 2017 film "Shredding Monsters: Nazaré".