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Peter Mel (USA) slashes a turn on an inside wave in Heat 3 of the Round of 172 of the 2009 Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing on July 19, 2009 in Huntington Beach, California.
Mavericks, the big wave surfing competition, will be held on Sunday for the first time in years in Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA.
In 2010, spectators were injured while watching from the beach, and pro-surfer Shane Dorian almost drowned. The weather forecast calls for 30-foot waves with clear blue skies.
Take Two speaks with pro-surfer Peter Mel about the conditions and what's it like to surf one of the biggest, most dangerous waves in the world