Thursday, December 13, 2007

When Surfer Meets Wave

My cousin Frank Quirarte took some rad shots of surfer Darryl Virostko (Flea) surviving the wipe-out of his life along the Pacific coast. Mavericks is a strange phenomena: skyscraper waves too far out to see very clearly from the shore. Everyone jet-skies to these monsters. My cousin co-founded the Mavsurfer site, which features all information on the Mavericks surf-contest and many more of his photos. I don't really get the whole Zen-surfer thing. It seems kind of macho to me, but here are some shots, featured on SFGate (along with the story by Bruce Jenkins) Amazing. I know my cousin goes by Frank but he's still Frankie to me (I think).

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