Posted: October 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Matt “Sparky” Clarke is well known around Cronulla for his fearless big wave charging. The frame grab below of a warping Island monster was from the 90’s video Square by Craig Stroh and  featured on the cover. Sparky also survived a horrendous wipeout in Hawaii once when along with Rusty they paddled out past Sunset to a Cloudbreak on a maxing 25ft plus day. Another surfer drowned when the trio got caught inside. Sparky and Rusty survived the impact and made it back to shore on one board. Prior to them paddling out the pair asked if I would like to paddle out and photograph the session with them. No thanks.

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