Pillar Point

Stranded Boater Near Half Moon Bay Refuses Coast Guard RescueA stranded boater turned down a rescue Friday night after running the boat aground south of Half Moon Bay.
Non-Profit Buys 21 Acres Along Seaside Bluff To Extend Coastside Public Hiking TrailA nonprofit has announced the purchase of 21 acres that will complete a segment of the Coastal California Trail in San Mateo County.
Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North AmericaA rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.
Northern California Beaches Dominate List Of State's DirtiestLast week we learned that Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach ranked as the dirtiest sand strip in the state, according to Heal the Bay’s annual survey of conditions. However, a closer look at the data shows far more Northern California spots on their “Beach Bummer” list than SoCal locations for the first time in recent years. The designation means that researchers recorded the lowest water quality during the year at those locations.
Dead Humpback Whale Floating Off Half Moon BayMarine researchers and harbor officials will have to wait and see if a deceased humpback whale that pressed up against the rocky break wall near Pillar Point Harbor on Wednesday washes onshore before determining its age, size, cause of death, or if the carcass is suitable for research or educational use.
'Twiggy' Takes Home Another Mavericks Surf TitleThousands 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.
Mavericks Surf Contest Window Set To Open FridayThe 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.
Ceremonies Mark Opening Of Mavericks Surf Competition WindowTop 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.
Boating Family Feared Missing Off Monterey Coast After Abandoning ShipCrews 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.
Bay Area Dad Faces Trial For Kidnapping Kids, Stealing BoatA 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.
Bay Area Commercial Crabbers Gear Up For Dungeness SeasonCommercial 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.
Window For Mavericks Surf Contest To Open Nov. 9The opening of the big-wave surfing contest at Mavericks near Half Moon Bay is scheduled for Nov. 9, surfer and organizer Jeff Clark said.