Mavericks Contest

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If you want to see some of the best big-wave surfing in the world – happening right on the West Coast – you can watch it live on myspace by clicking the above link this Saturday morning starting at 8 am PST.  Live.  Some of the best big wave surfers in the world.  I checked out the list and a couple of the Mavericks locals are in the line up.  Same guys that have been doing this stuff for years.

Mavericks is probably the biggest known wave on the west coast of the U.S.  It rivals Hawaii in size, but blows the little islands away in sheer intimidation factor.  Unlike the tropical island waves that are 80 degrees F and crystalline blue, Mavericks is fridgid, surrounded by rocks and swiriling with strong currents.  The water is a deep green that quickly turns nearly black when you go under… and the wave is located right in the middle of the “red triangle“.  I’ve never surfed there…not sure I ever will.  

If you miss the show, I’m sure there’ll be clips.  Check it out.

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