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Mavericks Surf Contest

Grant "Twiggy" Baker competes in heat four during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

‘Twiggy’ Takes Home Another Mavericks Surf Title

Thousands of people gathered at local hotels and restaurants at Pillar Point Harbor near Half Moon Bay to watch big-name surfers tackle monster waves at the Mavericks Invitational 2014 Friday.

01/24/2014

Shawn Dollar competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks Sends Out Surf’s Up Notice; Big Wave Contest Set For Friday

A legendary surfing competition that takes place off the coast of Half Moon Bay will happen this Friday, organizers announced Wednesday.

01/22/2014

One of the competitors slated to participate in this year's Mavericks contest, Brazilian big wave surfer Carlos Burle, rides a wave in Nazare, central Portugal, on October 28, 2013. Burle is believed to have broken a world record by surfing a 100-foot wave. (FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Mavericks Surf Contest Window Set To Open Friday

The waiting game is about to begin for some of the world’s best big-wave surfers, as the window for holding the legendary Mavericks surf contest near Half Moon Bay is set to open on Friday.

10/29/2013

Shawn Dollar competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Body Glove Signs On As Sponsor Of Mavericks Surf Competition

Although the waves haven’t yet reached their desired height for the famous Mavericks big-wave surf contest, organizers have announced a multi-year title sponsorship agreement with surf brand Body Glove.

10/16/2013

Shawn Dollar competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Surfers Named For 2013-14 Mavericks; Event Window Announced

The Mavericks Invitational has released of its list of elite big-wave surfers to compete in their 2013-14 event. Contest organizers also announced this season’s contest window will open on Nov. 1 and run through March 31.

07/17/2013

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Santa Cruz Surfer Wins Mavericks Big Wave Contest

Mother Nature saved the best for last, with some of the largest swells of the day arriving during the final heat of Sunday’s Mavericks Invitational big wave surfing contest.

01/20/2013

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Mavericks Surf Contest Set For Sunday

Organizers of the world-renowned Mavericks Invitational surf contest decided Wednesday that conditions are right to hold the contest this weekend, according to multiple media outlets.

01/16/2013

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Window For Mavericks Surf Contest To Open Nov. 9

The opening of the big-wave surfing contest at Mavericks near Half Moon Bay is scheduled for Nov. 9, surfer and organizer Jeff Clark said.

11/01/2012

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Mavericks Organizers Expect Another Year Without Big Wave Surfing Contest

The Mavericks big-wave surfing contest probably will not happen this year, contest director Jeff Clark said Wednesday.

03/22/2012

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About the Bay: Dark Side Of Santa Cruz Surfing Scene Exposed

Amid growing anticipation of the Mavericks Surf Contest, the case of a former Maverick’s champion is among those shining a spotlight on an unhealthy element of the local surfing scene: methamphetamine abuse.

03/05/2012

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