The break was in mavericks and there are all sorts of hazards there. From sharks to rocks to jellyfish, not to mention the "killer" size waves. A professional surfer from Japan, I do not recall his name, drowned there... its no joke. I have no desire for those size waves, though I commend all surfers and spongers that take it to the limit like that, and if they are older...thats even more commendable. Keep on ridin, it keeps you young