HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) – With the window for the contest closing on Wednesday, it is looking like famed Mavericks Challenge big wave surfing contest wont be held this year.
Officials with the World Surf League – which was running the contest for the first time — said the swells this winter were not big enough to hold the annual competition in Half Moon Bay.READ MORE: Newsom Receives COVID Vaccine Booster At Oakland Event Promoting State's Vaccination Push
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There were some favorable conditions in January, but they didn’t last long enough to give international competitors and judges enough time to make the trip to the Bay Area.MORE NEWS: Outside Lands Brings Diverse Line-Up to Golden Gate Park for Halloween Weekend
Organizers will now shoot for holding the contest next year.