The Viewing Festival & Awards Ceremony is a party for the fans, a chance for Mavericks fans to gather together, enjoy the weather, music, refreshments and watch the action live on the JumboTrons. This year’s festival is much improved, with more space, more food and drink, more activities and…. well, more and more. And to top it off, it is the one and only location of the Awards Ceremony, where fans can meet and greet the surfers after the contest.
Limited parking is available at the event. Click to purchase your PARKING PASS. All funds raised from parking go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside.
When: There is no set date! There is no way to know when the big waves will hit perfectly for the contest. So, like the competitors, fans will have 24-36 hours notice of the event. As soon as we get the green light, we’ll be in action to set up an entire viewing arena, and you can come and enjoy it. We’ll also have a live webcast free for viewing from home, in the local eateries and bars, or anywhere you can access the internet.
Where: Outside on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel & Spa in Princeton Harbor, just down the road from Mavericks.
How: You can purchase tickets for a low price in advance of the event, or wait until THE CALL and buy your tickets online or at the door. Last year’s event sold out!
Why: This is as close to the beach as you can get on contest day. The beaches and bluffs are open any other day, but contest day brings so many people to the coast that it makes it unsafe for the crowds to access the small beach (which is usually under water when the swells are that big) or on the bluffs, which are environmentally sensitive areas with steep cliffs that cannot handle crowds. Local authorities have required organizers to close access to the beach and bluffs on contest day. So, we’re throwing a party and giving you an alternative to sitting at home!
How: Tickets are on sale now!