Two groups applying for the same permit to operate the famed Mavericks Surf Contest may come to a compromise, delaying a decision by San Mateo County officials.The Harbor District Commission was scheduled to look over permit applications Wednesday for exclusive rights to the waves from original contest organizers Mavericks Surf Ventures and new surf group The Jay at Maverick’s. Read More
For the first time in seven years, Mavericks Surf Ventures has an opponent applying for the single permit to host San Mateo County’s world-famous surfing contest. A group of former surf competitors formed the Jay Moriarity Maverick’s Invitational and is submitting the same six-page compliance documents to the San Mateo County Harbor District. The Harbor Commission is expected to consider applications from both entities at its Sept. 1 meeting. Read More
The Mavericks Surf Contest is never child’s play, but this year the big waves are expected to be exceptionally treacherous.
With the swell arriving from a direction that makes entry onto the waves difficult, strong currents that could pull wiped-out surfers toward the sharp and shallow reef, and residual winds making the ocean choppier, surfers will be forced to be extremely careful, according to some of this year’s participants. Read More
Mavericks surf competition founder Jeff Clark announced Tuesday he is suing the company now managing the famous contest, claiming that new directors have not honored contract and financial obligations. Read More
Surfers will be out on the slopes snowboarding this week instead of riding the waves as they continue to wait for the prefect weather to hold the elite Mavericks Surf Contest.
“It’s crazy and rainy,” said Katherine Clark, co-director of the Mavericks. “There’s lots of swell but the kind that comes with rain, so my guys are out snowboarding.” Read More
Big-wave enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer to get their Mavericks fix, as poor weather conditions put the legendary surfing Half Moon Bay contest in limbo.
The 24 surfers chosen to participate were expected to vote Sunday on whether they wanted to compete Tuesday. But a forecast of rain and wind spoiled the plan, prompting the surfers to call off the vote entirely. Read More