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Mavericks

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Updated 05/02/2014

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Just off the coast at Half Moon Bay is Mavericks. When there's a big swell, it's one of the biggest surfing breaks in the world. Waves here have reportedly reached 60 feet in height, and surfers get towed out to them by Jet Skis. The break is a mile offshore, so seeing it from the coast can be tough and requires a challenging hike. Every year, if the conditions are just right, the word goes out that the Mavericks surf competition will take place, and the world's best surfers

rush to town for the famous invitational. The Mavericks competition is best viewed on closed-circuit TV at local bars.

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States

Updated 05/02/2014

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