Today in Half Moon Bay, an opening ceremony, known as the paddle out, marked the beginning of Mavericks Invitational surf contest season. View photos and video.
Jay at Mavericks Big Wave Invitational
Charismatic surfer Grant Washburn, local fixture in Half Moon Bay, is part of the group of surf enthusiasts taking over management of the Mavericks competition. Related Story: Surfers to run Mavericks surf competition