Mavericks: "It's on!"

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Real Estate Agent with Hillscape Properties, Inc. DRE#01452976

Every year we wait for the waves.  When the conditions are ideal, then the word goes out that the Mavericks surfing contest will begin in 24 hours.  The big wave contestants congregate from all over the world arriving in Half Moon Bay ready to ride.   There are 24 contestants this year.  The outlook for the waves are promising today.  Final heats today will start at approximately 1:30pm.

You can watch live here http://www.mavericksinvitational.com/  You can also purchase parking passes, parking is at the Half Moon Bay Airport and the proceeds benefit the local Boys & Girls Club.  This is a family friendly event!  Stores and restaurants in Half Moon Bay will be showing the broadcasts, you can purchase a boat charter to get out and see the event first hand.

 

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Comments (9)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Melanie-I think this would be so fun to watch. I am amazed at how they stay on the boards with the waves. It is a definitely learned skill. If you go have fun

Jan 24, 2014 05:51 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

They are amazing indeed!  When the waves get to be 40 feet high it looks like they are riding a skyscraper.

Jan 24, 2014 06:58 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Do you surf?

Jan 24, 2014 10:55 PM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert
I used to surf, Sharon, but nowadays I'm just a beach combing, margarita sippin' mama!
Jan 28, 2014 08:45 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Melanie, I saw this on the news several days in a row. Fabulous waves! I'm too chicken for that, and too uncoordinated! LOL

Jan 29, 2014 11:00 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Those are some serious waves. My brother who is the SF area, sends me photos of some amazing wave. Thank you sharing the video.

Make it a great weekend!

Jan 31, 2014 05:39 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

HI MELANIE!  I have heard these are the best waves ever!  And this coming from a Hawaii girl!

Feb 07, 2014 03:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Melanie,

That must have been fun...we have surfers here by the droves (Santa Barbara area), and I love watching them...A

Feb 07, 2014 07:06 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

They were 40 footers this year for the contest, but I just saw someone off of Portugal riding a world record estimated 98 foot wave (I'm sure it's on YouTube somewhere)

Feb 07, 2014 07:07 AM