Shane Desmond - Profile
A regular at one of the gnarliest, big wave breaks, Shane is the most respected backside rider to ever surf Mavericks. Some say you have to be “nuts” to surf Mavericks with your back to the wave. Shane has consistently done it with a fearlessness that leaves surfers shaking their heads. Known as the “Cinderella Man of Surfing” for his underdog status, Shane has ridden on some of the biggest, paddle-in waves in history including a runner-up finish at Mavericks.
A dedicated family man first. “My family for me is #1. My passion is always going to be surfing big waves.”, says Shane. When Mavericks is going off and Shane is out there, everyone in the lineup keeps an eye on Shane to see what he just might pull off.
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