Early on the morning of Dec. 19, 1994, a surfer named Jeff Clark stood alongside a few friends on a high bluff just outside Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, Calif., watching 40-foot waves crash onto the reef at the big-wave surf spot known as Mavericks. The offshore winds … Read
Located on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel & Harbor Village, is the place to be to watch the contest via satellite, meet the surfers, enjoy music, food and the watch official Awards Ceremony. Come attend this exclusive event! Read
This year’s Opening Ceremony took place Friday January 6, 2012. Surfers had only two days notice, and caught one of the early swells of the season. Read
The waves at Mavericks break ½ mile offshore, hardly visible from the tiny stretch of beach at the end of Pillar Point. This year, due to environmental and safety concerns, there will be no public access to Pillar Point, the beach or the bluffs during the competition.