Being a Big Wave Rider in Your 50’s.
Earlier this month, 51-year-old Peter Mel put himself in a club with only one member: riding the “Biggest Barrel” and the “Biggest Wave” at Northern California’s Mavericks winter surf break captured in this article.
It’s worth watching the video to behold what it’s like riding a wave that is as many feet tall as Peter is old.
As I read the article, I was curious about how this middle-aged surfer was able to tap into his wisdom - his life experience - to maximize his ability to catch this monster wave. And, it brought up the following question with implications far beyond surfing:
What’s the big wave you can catch - that matches your mastery with perfect timing - that you probably shouldn’t try ten years from now? What are you waiting for?