The infamous surf spot, Mavericks, is home to some of the most intense waves in the world. The waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet and top out at over 80 feet . The break is caused by an unusually shaped underwater rock formation. Getting caught inside at Mavericks means you have to paddle as fast as you can to get beyond the breaking point of a bigger wave. Usually it's not just one wave either, multiple massive waves one after another will hit you.