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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

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)

Ceremonies Mark Opening Of Mavericks Surf Competition Window

Top big wave surfers will gather north of Half Moon Bay Friday afternoon for the opening ceremonies in the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro, according to event organizers.

10/25/2013

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Boating Family Feared Missing Off Monterey Coast After Abandoning Ship

Crews planned to search by sea and air through the night Monday as they ramped up efforts to find a husband, wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls saying their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast.

02/25/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Faces Trial For Kidnapping Kids, Stealing Boat

A 43-year-old father is set to stand trial on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

02/22/2013

A freshly cooked Dungeness Crab is seen on a crab pot on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Commercial Crabbers Gear Up For Dungeness Season

Commercial crab fishermen are gearing up for Thursday’s opening of crab season, with vessels large and small starting to assemble pots at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay and along the Bay Area coast to catch Dungeness crabs.

11/14/2012

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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

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Delays Plea In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.

09/18/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Accused Of Taking Kids On Stolen Yacht Speaks Out

A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.

09/12/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Father Held In Stolen Yacht Abduction Appears In Court

Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.

09/10/2012

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