Billabong Ride of The Year Nominee – Ben Andrews
Maverick’s November 9, 2016 San Francisco resident Ben Andrews has flirted with the Big Wave Tour (BWT) before, when he was invited to the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic in 2012 – 2013. At that event, he surfed with aplomb and was one of the standouts in the opening round. Before that, he made a name for himself by catching a giant Maverick’s wave in December 2006, which earned him a nomination for that year’s Monster Paddle-In Award. When Maverick’s is firing, he’s always there, and consistently finds the best waves of the day through a mix of patience, local knowledge and equipment.