Peaking: Mark Mathews, Part 2

Mark suffers a back injury and is uncertain on the day of the event whether he can even surf.
By Brian Roddy

Planning an event at one of the world’s most dangerous waves isn’t easy. Neither is winning a heat at said event. But in episode 2 of Peaking, we get a firsthand look at Mark Mathews doing both of those things at Red Bull Cape Fear.

Mark had a heavy hand in organising the contest — mostly because he’s one of the best in the world at Cape Fear. The fruit of all Mark’s labour ripens as he fights through an injury and beats one of his favourite surfers, Shane Dorian, in their bout. Mark walks us through how that felt and what it means to him.

And then, of course, suggests a rematch for this year.

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