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Where can I watch the Mavericks waves?

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Asked by: Illwill Taylor

You cannot see the waves from the highway, and one would never know that some of the biggest waves in the world are just west of Highway 1 just by sight. No, to discover Mavericks, you have to visit Princeton-by-the-Sea and the active fishing harbor at Pillar Point Harbor.

Where can I watch the waves at Mavericks?

Mavericks Beach at Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay is the site of the annual big wave surfing competition called Maverick’s. This big wave surf area is located a quarter-mile offshore from bluff top viewing areas outside the Air Force military installation on Pillar Point.

When can I see Mavericks waves?

The best time of year for surfing Mavericks with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in January while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out.

Can you watch Mavericks from the shore?

Located about 25 miles south of San Francisco, Mavericks sits just about two miles off shore from the Pillar Point Harbor, and just north of the town of Half Moon Bay, at Princeton-by-the-Sea, a small coastal village. Unfortunately shore viewing is not available for live fans due to permit restrictions.

Where do the waves at Mavericks begin?

Pillar Point

This interaction of the geology and oceanography is what makes the wave at Mavericks so spectacular compared to many other locations along central California. This fly-through begins approximately ½ mile offshore from Pillar Point north of Half Moon Bay.

What time a year are waves biggest at Mavericks?

From , an invitation-only contest called the Titans of Mavericks was held there during most winter surfing seasons, whenever the winter wave conditions there were deemed to be suitable to meet the needs of the contest.
Mavericks, California.

Mavericks
Location Pillar Point Harbor, California

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How many surfers died at Mavericks?

Mavericks is a challenging — at times, even deadly — surfing location on the California coast. It’s about a half-mile offshore from Half Moon Bay’s Pillar Point, about 25 miles south of San Francisco. Two surfers have died here, one in 1994, the other in 2011.

Are there sharks at Mavericks?

There are a lot of risks associated with surfing at Mavericks, the iconic surf spot just north of Half Moon Bay. If the five-story waves aren’t enough to scare you off, there are also great white sharks to contend with from time to time. Drake Stanley was reminded of this fact of nature while out on the water Sunday.

How are the waves at Mavericks today?

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Minimal NW energy struggles against an elevated tide that is only dipping to a 3:25pm low of 2.9′. There are some knee-ish high waves at times through the middle of the beach with only a bit of texture from light+ westerly wind.

Can you paddle out to Mavericks?

Surfers typically ride sturdier, fiberglass-wrapped boards more than nine feet long at Mavericks, which can break anywhere from 15 feet to well over 50 feet, depending on the severity of the swell. The surfer attempted to paddle to the peak before getting pushed into the rocks, according to reports.

How high are the waves at Mavericks today?

Current Surf Report for Mavericks (Half Moon Bay) Current Conditions

High 2:07AM 4.53ft
Low 9:30AM -0.13ft
High 5:05PM 4.17ft
Low 10:17PM 3.21ft