Chris Bertish of South Africa, surfs a giant wave during the final heat of the Mavericks surf contest Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Half Moon Bay. Bertish won the tournament. (AP)

With New Permit, Mavericks Surf Contest Avoids Wipeout

Just when it looked like the Mavericks surf contest had suffered its final bad break, a new wave of cooperation has surfers looking to the horizon.


jet ski

San Mateo May Lift Jet Ski Ban At Mavericks

San Mateo County officials may be close to doing away with a controversial ban on jet skis at the Mavericks surfing spot.


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Schwarzenegger Son Severely Hurt In Surfing Accident

The youngest son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver is recovering in a hospital after a body-boarding accident at a Malibu beach.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/22/2011

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum (photo courtesy Santa Cruz Surfing Museum)

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum Turns 25

The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum has turned 25 just a few years after nearly closing due to budget cuts.

CBS San Francisco–05/28/2011

Surfer catches a wave at Ocean Beach, San Francisco (AP)

Pro Surf Competition Coming To San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

The world’s best surfers will be hitting the waves at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach this fall, site of a pro surfing competition for the first time in over a decade.


U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner speaks at the Commonwealth Club of California on October 18, 2010 in Palo Alto. Secretary Geithner discussed the Obama adminstration's economic priorities during an hour-long conversation with the Commonwealth Club of California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Treasury Secretary Takes Family Surfing Off Half Moon Bay

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and his son rode waves off Half Moon Bay on Wednesday, while Geithner’s daughter received surf lessons.

CBS San Francisco–04/21/2011

Surfers ride wave during Mavericks Surf Competition, Half Moon Bay. (AP)

Mavericks Surf Competition Loses Sponsor; Future In Doubt

Barracuda Networks has pulled out, reportedly amid tension with members of the Half Moon Bay Surf Group over how to produce the event.


Coast Guard

Coast Guard Searches For Surfer Reported Missing Off Ocean Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a rescue craft off the coast of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Friday evening after someone on the beach reported that they lost sight of a surfer.

CBS San Francisco–04/01/2011

Surfers ride wave during Mavericks Surf Competition, Half Moon Bay. (AP)

Maverick’s Surf Contest Unlikely This Year

The world’s best big wave surfers will likely have to wait another year to compete in a prestigious and perilous wave-riding contest off the Northern California coast.

CBS San Francisco–02/21/2011

Surfers ride wave during Mavericks Surf Competition, Half Moon Bay. (AP)

Surfer Seriously Injured At Mavericks Spot In Half Moon Bay

A surfer was seriously injured at the Mavericks surfing spot in Half Moon Bay.

CBS San Francisco–01/22/2011




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