Mavericks International 2013 Opening Ceremony by Peter Adams.

Mavericks Invitational 2013 Opening Ceremony

A young boy watches from the shore as dozens of surfers form a prayer circle during the opening cermimony of the 2103 Mavericks Invitational surf contest. In the long-honored Hawaiian tradition, surfers paddle out to the water and form a prayer circle to commemorate the event, show respect to fellow surfers and their safety, and pay tribute to those who have died.