Mavericks surf contest brings star surfers, big swells to Half Moon Bay [PHOTOS]
The U.S. Coast Guard is discouraging spectators at the Mavericks Invitational Surf Contest from viewing the big wave competition from the water due to hazardous and unpredictable surf expected near Pillar Point on Sunday.
The Mavericks Invitational surf contest got some discouraging news today when three of the top big-wave surfers in the world, including 11-time pro tour champion Kelly Slater, withdrew from the event. Shane Dorian, widely considered to be the
Veteran big-wave surfer Peter Mel of Santa Cruz took the top prize Sunday afternoon in the 2013 Mavericks Invitational surf competition. Mel, 43, has participated in every championship at Mavericks since the event started in 1999, but his victory
Some of the largest swells came in later in the day, with veteran surfer Peter Mel winning the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest.
PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA — Ed and Karen Wickman scrambled up the crumbly cliffs of Pillar Point in the predawn darkness Sunday just to get a glimpse of the Bay Area surfing spectacle known as Mavericks. "I've been waiting 12 years for this," said Ed, who