10.00" x 8.00"
12.00" x 10.00"
Mavericks 2001 Poster
by John Kaelin
Mavericks 2001 by John Kaelin - 10" x 8"
Archival Matte Paper
Rolled in a Tube
Mavericks 2001 poster by John Kaelin. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
The surfer was towed into this wave at Mavericks on 11-21-01. The Billabong XXL judged this wave to be 68 feet tall, biggest wave ridden that year,... more
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The surfer was towed into this wave at Mavericks on 11-21-01. The Billabong XXL judged this wave to be 68 feet tall, biggest wave ridden that year, and biggest wave ridden in California until the Cortez Bank expedition of 2008. This is Brazilian, Carlos Burle who is about 5'8" tall. This was one of the last waves ridden that epic day known as "100 foot Wednesday". As conditions became stormy, higher winds and bigger waves, all tow surfing teams had left the water. The last jet ski patrol was faced with a monster set of 3 waves over one hundred feet high. Shawn Alladio and partner raced their skis directly into the set and luckily made it over the top as the first crest feathered, and then flew off the back to slam onto the next trough, bounce, and repeat 2 more times.
About John Kaelin
These are true-to-scale paintings of the biggest waves ever surfed in high definition. Some are imaginary reconstructions of actual events, such as Ken at Log Cabins on "Biggest Wednesday", and Greg Noll at Makaha. There were no photos taken of their historic rides. Others are from sketches I made from viral videos and photos. All surfer and photographer names are available on request. The Mike Parsons wave painting is based on the original photograph by Robert Brown but with a unique view of the trough. There IS NO photograph of Ken Bradshaw's biggest wave. Hank's famous photo featured on Ken Bradshaw's web site was a smaller 65-footer Ken rode later the same day. Greg Noll's wave is mythical, with the scale based on...
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