Mavericks surf contest brings star surfers, big swells to Half Moon Bay [PHOTOS]
Two dozen of the world's best surfers rode the monster waves of the infamous Mavericks surf spot near Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. By the end of the day veteran Santa Cruz surfer Peter Mei was declared the winner. Mei is a well-known Northern
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Mother Nature saved the best for last, with some of the largest swells of the day arriving during the final heat of Sundayâ
Some of the largest swells came in later in the day, with veteran surfer Peter Mel winning the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest.
The waves weren't the largest ever seen at Mavericks — the biggest faces reached 25 to 30 feet — but that didn't stop 24 surf competitors from ripping it up today, getting their fill of steep drops and wipeouts and catching some really nice groomed
It wasn't the greatest Mavericks surf contest ever held, but it will rank among the most memorable. Such is the power of a historical landmark. Sweet recognition finally came to Peter Mel, whose years of big-wave performance set the standard at the