Stormy weather holds Mavericks surfers at bay

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.”

Winds are expected to peak at 45 mph around the Bay Area this week. Surfers decided last Monday not to hold the Maverick Surf Contest because the winds were too powerful and dangerous.

“We’re in storm mode unless something changes drastically,” Clark said.

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