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Close Encounter with Jamie Mitchell

In the morning of the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro, legendary Australian waterman Jamie Mitchell paddled out on the huge Mavericks waves to enjoy a nice ocean thrill. He and other daring freesurfers and stand up paddlers were charging the 20-25ft waves coming through the lineup, hoping to catch the heaviest wave of the morning.

At a given moment, that huge wave was there. Mitchell paddled into a bomb next to a stand up paddler charging the monster. Unfortunately, the SUPer next to him lost balance and his board went flying into the air as the rider wiped out nearly on top of Jamie.

The SUPer went flying head first into the wave, nearly hitting Jamie with his board. It could have been a close encounter! But Jamie’s extensive experience kept him calm and in control. He rode smoothly out of that wave, without suffering any injuries.

You can check out the footage in the clip below!