For the first time, the contest will be including men and women AND the contest purse will be the same for both the men and women, for the first time in the history of sports!
Greg Long asks the Mavericks Surfers at the beginning of the training:
Could you work seamlessly with any of the approximately 150 surfers that regularly surf Mavericks on a Big Wave Water Rescue?
And that is why BWRAG is doing trainings all over the world with the idea that if more big wave surfers know how to be picked up quickly and safely by a jet ski, lives will be saved.
POWERLINES PRODUCTIONS CAPTURED THE WHOLE TRAINING!!
If you know anyone who surfs Mavericks, or is thinking of it, or someone who is a jet ski operator, they will love this training and the stories the big wave surfers and rescuers tell.
Part 1 of 10
Intro to Big Wave Rescue Assessment Group (BWRAG). Review Aaron Gold’s Fiji hold-down and subsequent 6-minute CPR rescue. One surfer called it “the most beautiful thing he has ever seen”. World Surf League and BWRAG’s, Danilo Couto, Greg Long, Brian Keaulana and Pat Chong Tim give their Big Wave Water Safety Training to the Mavericks Challenge surfers.
Part 2 of 10
Big Wave Rescue Assessment Group’s mission is outlined by Oahu Lifeguard Brian Keaulani and Big Wave surfer (and Mavericks contest winner) Greg Long.
Part 3 of 10
Things go wrong fast. Big Wave Rescue Assessment Group reviews a Greg Long jet ski rescue at Mavericks. Rogue waves can rock even the most experienced big wave surfer.
Part 4 of 10
Big Wave Rescue Assessment Group review their rescue process.
Greg Long asks: What’s the most dangerous thing in the Mavericks lineup? The Crowd. Honda vs Yamaha?
BWRAG reviews Danilo Couto rescue of Jeff Clark at Mavericks.
Stay Tuned for Parts 5-10 of the
BWRAG Rescue Training video, next week.
BWRAG answers life-saving questions like:
On which side do jet ski operators pick up surfers?
Know the double-wrist rescue grip?
What do you do with your board as you get picked up?
How do you manage the jet ski key and lanyard?
Do you know the difference between Honda and Yamaha jet skis?
What is the definition of fear?
Know the rescue hand signals and voice commands?
BWRAG reviews rescue videos of:
Greg Long’s 2012 Cordes Bank rescue.
Jeff Clark’s rescue at Mavericks by Danilo Couto.
Gerald Butler’s Chasing Mavericks rescue.
BWRAG Big Wave Safety Tips
Brian Keaulana: Work the High Surf Risk Management process, constantly.
BK: Leash release technique DEMO while tomb-stoning at 1:42 minutes
GL: The most dangerous part of Mavericks is the crowd.
GL: Research the local emergency communication system, first responder and local hospital capabilities and limitations, before you go out.
GL: Take your leash off before getting on the jet ski
Cool K38 video with Jets skis at Mavericks.