2013 Mavericks Invitational surf contest to be held Sunday 1/20, 8am PT

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  1. UMBS Go Blue

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    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! :40beers: :inavoid:
     
  2. UMBS Go Blue

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    The Call has been made! The 2013-2014 edition of Mavericks has been announced for this Friday.



    http://mavericksinvitational.com/
    http://www.sfstation.com/2014/01/22/mavericks-surf-contest-announced-for-friday/
    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/sports&id=9402696
    http://www.sfgate.com/sports/jenkin...-wave-surf-contest-set-for-Friday-5164309.php
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Mavericks-Surf-Contest-Gets-Green-Light-241534971.html
    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24969298/mavericks-surf-contest-friday
     
  3. UMBS Go Blue

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    The event will be broadcast live on Universal Sports, 8am PT this Friday.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county-times/ci_24960327/mavericks-surf-contest-tv-friday

     
  4. rfisher

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    I LOVE watching surfing and the Maverick is one of the best events in the world. Are you going to try and go? Thanks for the web cam link!
     
  5. UMBS Go Blue

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    Can't go; several years ago a rogue wave took out dozens of onlookers on the shore, so they've since relegated the crowds to a remote viewing area. Far better to watch it from home or work, safe from the huge waves.

    I have been to the area during deceivingly calm periods and it's a gorgeous stretch of land. The Half Moon Bay area has a lot of touristy, but still fairly nice, oceanfront bars and venues.
     
  6. rfisher

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    I'd still go and risk it. :lol: Big wave surfing is so exciting. Of course, US will probably have a camera on a helicopter and/or jet ski so you get closer shots of barrel. It's difficult to see everything from shore. I'm so excited they will show it live. It'll start here at 11:00 so I'm coming home early from work to watch.
     
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