The Maverick Man !
Date of Birth: January 18th 1988 (age 28)
Born: Santa Cruz, California
Residence: Los Angeles, CA. USA
Weight: 140 lbs
Height: 5 ft 9in
Profession: Professional Surfer / Actor
Board: 5’10” x 18” x 2 ¼” Strive
Nic Lamb Wins Titans of the Mavericks
"I believe everything you want in this life is just outside your comfort zone!"
Despite wiping out and being held down for a two wave count, Santa Cruz native Nic Lamb rallied to win the world-famous Titans of Mavericks big wave surf competition and the $30,000.00 purse. Unfortunately, there were a few injuries. Ken “Skindog” Collins ruptured his ear drum and was forced him to leave the competition after being submerged underwater for more than two minutes. Thankfully, after inflating his emergency life vest he was brought to the surface. “When I was underwater, I was spinning around. I could feel water going inside my head. I blew my eardrum wide open. My equilibrium was going all directions. I didn't know which way was up. If I didn't have this vest and pulled that cord, I would have had a hard time getting to the top.
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Lamb wins Punta Galea Challenge
In back-and-forth battle for first place with Makuakai Rothman (HAW), Nic Lamb earned the event's second 10-point ride with an incredible display of acrobatics, and took the win with the highest heat total of the event -- a near-perfect 29.77.
Nic Lamb at Nazare - 2016 Billabong Ride of the Year Award
Brainwork: Nic Lamb
The name Nic Lamb often brings up more questions than answers. Why did he leave Santa Cruz? What’s he doing in L.A.? In this episode of Brainwork you will learn the answers from the man himself.
For those wanting to watch the video of Maya Gabeira, the fearless Brazilian who took one of the nastiest wipeouts ever recorded at Nazaré, Portugal, this video is for you. Afterwards, you'll see why Nic Lamb spoke so highly of Maya on our podcast interview. Major kudos to Carlos Burle, who undoubtedly saved Maya's life because she was clearly drowning. Thankfully Maya only suffered a broken ankle. And as Nic just reported, Maya went back after her ankle had healed and surfed the very waves that almost killed her. If there is anyone deserving of the honors of being the Athlete of the Week, it's Maya Gabeira. So don't forget to sign up. We'll let you know when that happens.