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There are a lot of risks associated with surfing at Mavericks, the iconic surf spot just north of Half Moon Bay. If the five-story waves aren’t enough to scare you off, there are also great white sharks to contend with from time to time.

Drake Stanley was reminded of this fact of nature while out on the water Sunday. It was around 1:30 p.m. He had been surfing earlier in the day, but was doing a shift of rescue duty on a jet ski, where he helps out surfers who have nasty wipeouts.

He was watching the surf when   …  Pictures and More

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