Clark, Jeff

Flinty big-wave rider from Half Moon Bay, California; the first person to ride Maverick's, the beautiful but monstrous reefbreak known today as the big-wave capital of the continental United States.

Clark was born (1957) in Redwood City, California, the son of a carpenter, moved with his family to Half Moon Bay in 1966, and began surfing the following year, at age 11. Maverick's was located about two miles north of his house, and as a high school sophomore he began watching the break from th...