The Maverick’s Surf Contest is on this Saturday January 12th after a much anticipated wait having missed the window last year with no significant storms to speak of. This year has had some really good warm up sessions from Mavericks and Ghost Tree to Cortes Bank and Todos. Great weather is forecasted. It will be broadcast live online as well as at AT&T ball park on the jumbo trons.
Taken from the MavSurfer site:
“We cannot stress it enough, don’t try to come watch the event. You won’t be able to see anything. If you can’t resist the urge to come out and you make it through traffic, respect the coastside residents and the surrounding areas. Maverick’s is located smack dab in the center of a very eco sensitive area. Use common sense, stay on the trails and pack out all your trash and if you see any on the ground pack that out as well.”
The surfers will be in top form to tackle the large waves forecasted. Stormsurf.com is showing the swell to be between 15-18ft on the buoys, which can mean up to 60 ft faces.
Jeff Clark said a lot of the boys were headed up to Nelscott in Oregon for their third annual big wave contest put have turned around with the news of the contest being on.
Nelscott was a success last year, but I didn’t hear whether or not it was definitely on this weekend or if they were just headed there to warm up in hopes it could be on. The site hasn’t been updated in a while. Hopefully they can postpone any planned event as I think Mavericks takes precedence.
Stay tuned for what is sure to be big wave riding in Northern California at its best.