Mavericks, an invitation-only event that's the greatest surfing competition in the world, will be held this Sunday beginning at 8am PT near Half Moon Bay. A live webcast will be available on the official website. Lots of folks jam the shoreline trying to see the event, but in 2010, one particularly large wave crashed on to shore and injured a number of spectators. For Bay Area folks wanting to experience the atmosphere in person, a viewing festival will be set up at Pillar Point Harbor. From Wikipedia: The event is called upon short notice, during a window lasting from November to March, depending on surf forecasts. It was not held the last 2 years because weather patterns didn't allow for enough quality surf. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Here's a cool 10-minute excerpt from a documentary about surfing at Mavericks. Here's also this year's event trailer. Enjoy!