“The Biscuit is rad...but since four fins are what all the cool kids are riding these days..might as well turn the Biscuit into the Fishcuit. It’s the perfect combo of the Skinny Fish and The Biscuit, two of my all time favorite surfboards. If you like going fast and feeling like a million bucks then jump in and enjoy the glide.” - Rob Machado
Beyond The Barrier directed by award-winning film maker Joe Cheshire takes you into the lives of some of the worlds best surfers who happen to be from or on the East Coast of The United States. Filmed on Location in 2008 during one of the best years for surf the East Coast has seen in recent memory. From epic Hurricane swells to freezing winter conditions come find out what it is like Beyond the Barrier. Starring Cory Lopez, Ben Bourgeois, Pat Gudauskas, Jesse Hines, Lucas Rogers, and many more.
Maverick’s or Mavericks is a world-famous surfing location in Northern California. It is located approximately one-half mile (0.8 km) from shore in Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay. After a strong winter storm has occurred in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet (8m) and top out at over 50 feet (15m). The break is caused by an unusually-shaped underwater rock formation.
Mavericks is a destination for some of the world’s premier big wave surfers. Very few riders become big wave surfers; and of those, only a select few are willing to risk the hazardous conditions at Maverick’s. An invitation-only contest is held there every few winters, depending on wave conditions.
The First Mavericks Pioneers - In early March of 1961, three surfers, Alex Matienzo, Jim Thompson, and Dick Knottmeyer, decided to try the distant waves off Pillar Point. With them was a white-haired German shepherd named Maverick, owned by a roommate of Matienzo. Maverick was used to swimming out with his owner, or with Matienzo, while they were out surfing.
The trio left Maverick on shore, but he swam out and caught up with them. Finding the conditions too unsafe for the dog, Matienzo paddled back in and tied Maverick to the car bumper, before rejoining the others. The riders had limited success that day, surfing the tail end of the break and generally deeming the conditions too dangerous.
They decided to name the point after Maverick, who seemed to have gotten the most out of the experience. It became known as “Maverick’s Point”, and later simply “Maverick’s”.