WATCH: Ian Walsh Talks Through Giant, Horror Maverick's Wipeout

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That run of swell towards the back end of last year was all kinds of magnificent for Maverick's. It was the session where Peter Mel blew all of our minds after expertly navigating perhaps the greatest wave ever ridden there. Amidst all the guts and glory though, Ian Walsh – one of the most committed big wave surfers on the planet - copped a brutal beating, an experience he describes as like being struck by lightning. In this edit released yesterday, Walsh talks us through the experience, and it is compelling, if a bit harrowing, stuff.