A local surfer and surf photographer discuss the industry, the Mavericks experience and the careful measure of risk and reward they perform when they enter the ocean.
Big Wave Surfing
Big-wave surfers who compete in the Mavericks Invitational get only 24-hours notice when the event will occur. They have to be prepared to drop everything and travel, often halfway around the world, to Half Moon Bay.
Half Moon Bay’s elite surfing contest, Mavericks, could take place anytime between now and March 31, depending on weather conditions. Event organizers held opening ceremonies yesterday.