Twenty-four big-wave surfers will paddle a half-mile out into the frigid waters off Pillar Point on Sunday to compete in the Mavericks Invitational.
Contest organizers announced Wednesday that the approaching swell will create conditions in which they can hold the contest off the coast of Half Moon Bay.
“It feels really good to be moving toward a contest with a big swell coming,” said contest organizer Jeff Clark, who is one of the first people to ever surf Mavericks. Read More
Organizers of the big-wave surfing contest at Mavericks say it's not likely that the right weather conditions will materialize in time to hold the competition this year.
The window to hold the world-famous Mavericks Invitational is set to close March 31.
"Although we are hopeful, it does not look like the swell we need for the contest will show before the window closes," big-wave surfer and contest organizer Jeff Clark said in a statement. Read More
Gerard Butler revealed details of his near-death experience at Mavericks last month on a British talk show Sunday night saying “it was a close call.”
The 42-year-old actor was at the Mavericks break, roughly half a mile off Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, filming “Of Men and Mavericks,” a movie based on the life of surfer Jay Moriarity - for whom Mavericks and the surf contest is named - when a wave pulled him under. Read More
The world-famous surf contest at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay will begin on Jan. 1 at the earliest, contest organizers announced Wednesday.Citing the lack of big waves, the Mavericks Invitational surfing contest window was moved and will now run from Jan. through March 31. The contest window was originally scheduled to open Thursday. Read More
Filming of a movie about the world-famous surf break Mavericks will shut down streets and restrict parking in parts of San Mateo on Thursday.
Scenes for "Of Men and Mavericks," which stars Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Shue, and Johnny Weston, are being filmed this month at various locations in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. Read More
Federal officials are no longer willing to allow surfers competing in November’s Rip Curl Pro Search contest at Ocean Beach to be towed in by personal watercraft, reversing an earlier understanding.
The National Park Service had initially told event planners that they would create an exception to a law banning such vessels from national parks as a safety precaution for surfers catching waves larger than 10 feet at the contest, which is slated for Nov. 1-11. Read More
The championship spotlight shines like no other.
Under its glare, some grow in stature. Others shrink.
And it’s not predictable who will do what.
Who would have thought that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, seemingly a spotlight-hogging hound, would shine in victory like he has?
His deferring the spotlight to others, yet paying for anything worthy of the celebration, has been as classy as one could imagine. Read More
The host of the famous Maverick’s surf contest near Half Moon Bay has disbanded and the financial sponsor withdrawn after the first year of a three-year agreement, calling into question the competition’s future. Read More
A Southern California surfer who nearly drowned in the ocean off of Half Moon Bay on Saturday remained in critical condition this afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.Jacob Trette was airlifted to Stanford University Medical Center after he was caught in the surf by a 20-foot wave at Mavericks at about 10 a.m., Coastside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Ari Delay said. Read More
A surfer was seriously injured at the Mavericks surfing spot in Half Moon Bay this morning, a Coastside Fire Protection District battalion chief said.
Firefighters responded shortly before 10 a.m. to a report of a man who was injured at the famous surfing spot, located about a half-mile from Pillar Point Harbor, Battalion Chief Ari Delay said. Read More