Big Wave Surfing question
So lately I've discovered my real love in surfing is the art of surfing big waves. I haven't surfed any major waves myself, in fact my greatest wave achieved is a whooping 6 foot haha. Anyways I'm 17 years old and started surfing when I was near ending 16. Does my age when I started affect the chances of me being able to achieve riding dream waves such as mavericks? I know it's a dumb question but seeing all these kids that started at young ages and knowing all the Big wave surfers I've grown to love have all started to when they were little guys. So am i just being a dramatic kook or does my age kind of hold me back? Also does anyone know a well known surfer who started late in life?