My camera hasn’t been doing much else besides gathering dust in the book shelf as of late. On Saturday morning, we ventured to Mavericks, the world-renowned (in)famous surf spot in Half Moon Bay, CA. Only one day prior to these pictures being taken, the El Nino-spurred waves had reached a height of 50-60 feet. Titans of Mavericks, an invite-only surfing competition held at Mavericks each year, was put on hold when a world class surfer had a particularly gnarly wipeout that left him in the hospital undergoing emergency surgery. I hoped to catch on camera the ocean’s fury, but it had clearly been tempered by the time I arrived the next morning at sunrise.