HALF MOON BAY (CBS/AP) — New organizers have received the go-ahead to resume the annual surf contest in the massive waves of Mavericks on the San Mateo coast.
The event previously known as Titans of Mavericks will now be called the Mavericks Challenge and will include women for the first time.READ MORE: Passenger Killed In Crash On Highway 680 In Milpitas; Driver Arrested For DUI
The California Coastal Commission approved the move on Wednesday.
The previous organizers, Cartel Management, Inc., filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.READ MORE: Optimism Soaring In San Francisco Bay Area As COVID Pandemic Woes And Worries Ease
The World Surf League bought the rights to the contest and has weathered the long, complicated permit process to revive the dangerous contest that takes place amid 25-foot waves off the coast by Half Moon Bay.
The contest is set to take place sometime between Jan. 3 and Feb. 28. The window is so wide to allow for the right conditions in Mavericks unpredictable surf.MORE NEWS: 'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product Shortages
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