The top big wave surfers from around the globe will head to the Mavericks Surf Competition this Saturday, February 13. Contest organizers say the 24 surfers invited to take part in Mavericks voted via e-mail to hold the event this weekend. National Weather Service forecasters are predicting warm, clear skies Saturday and “higher than normal” surf for the eagerly awaited contest off Pillar Point north of Half Moon Bay in Northern California.
The waves at Mavericks can crest at over 25 feet and sometimes go as high as 50 feet. Professional surfer Mark Foo lost his life at Mavericks in 1994.
The competition kicks off at 8 a.m. and you can watch it online at Maverickssurf.com
But if you can’t wait for Saturday to see the surfers tackle 50 foot waves, here’s a great video on why Mavericks gets so darn big: