Shawn Dollar

Santa Cruz, CA

As a kid, Shawn was always super positive, very respectful, and a pleasure to have around. I can easily say he is one of the most positive humans I know. He put in his time for a couple of years, building his knowledge and skills riding big waves. When you watch Shawn surf big waves, you can clearly see he truly enjoys everything about the experience. During the expression session at the 2010 Mavericks competition, Shawn made worldwide surfing history, and rode at the time the biggest wave ever paddled into in the world. His 55-foot wave is still the biggest wave paddle surfed at Mavericks. - Ken Collins


  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1981
  • Born: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Resides: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Stance: Regular
  • Favorite Wave: Chiva
  • Career Highlights: Setting a world record at Mavericks (February 13, 2010), winning Billabong XXL for biggest wave paddled into
  • Sponsors: Xcel, Reef, JS Surfboards