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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

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Surfers Stage Protest Over Blocked Access To Peninsula Beach

A former Bay Area congressman joined surfers in a protest Thursday at a popular beach near Half Moon Bay, calling it an outrage that the landowner is blocking the only road to the public beach.

03/14/2013

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Surfers Set To Bust Through Gate At Blocked Martin’s Beach

Scores of surfers, fishermen and supporters of open access to Martin’s Beach near Half Moon Bay plan to gather Thursday and bust through the gate in a show of support to gain public access to the coveted beach.

03/14/2013

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Surfers Sue For Access To Blocked San Mateo County Beach

The suit claims the owner of Martin’s Beach is violating the California Coastal Act by blocking the only access road from Highway 1 to the shoreline, which is public.

03/13/2013

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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 Opens For Mavericks Surf Contest In Half Moon Bay

The time window for the Mavericks big-wave surfing contest off the Northern California coast has officially opened.

11/09/2012

Fox Releases 'Chasing Mavericks' Trailer

Fox Releases ‘Chasing Mavericks’ Trailer

20th Century Fox released the new movie trailer for “Chasing Mavericks”, filmed in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and stars Gerard Butler…

07/31/2012

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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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